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Industrial Might

n the industrial economy of the late 19th century, the factory replaced the mythical goddess figure as the icon of material abundance. The bird's-eye view of a factory with billowing smokestacks became a popular symbol of prosperity and appeared on catalogs, trade cards, letterhead, advertisements, and posters. This poster reinforces its message of productivity by showing the factory going full blast at midnight.

Midnight at McCormicks poster.

Color Lithograph, ca. 1900

Printed by Gies & Co. (Buffalo)
for McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. (Chicago)
25" x 50"
WHI 3556

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