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Ghosts of the Pioneers

n 1931 International Harvester produced many publications, films, events, and advertisements to commemorate the centennial of Cyrus McCormick's first reaper. While much of this effort was self-conscious myth making, the impulse to draw on historical sources for imagery was well-established. This poster recalls the pioneers in covered wagons of McCormick's earlier "Westward the Course of Empire" poster.

International Motor Trucks poster.

Photolithograph, 1931

Printed by Magill-Weinsheimer Co. (Chicago)
for International Harvester Co. (Chicago)
38" x 28"
WHI 37335

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