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First McCormick Reaper Re-Enactment | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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First McCormick Reaper Re-Enactment

First McCormick Reaper Re-Enactment | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Re-enactors demonstrating a replica of the first reaper built by Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831. The man raking at the back of the reaper appears to be playing the part of Cyrus McCormick's slave, Jo Anderson. The actor also appeared in the feature film "Romance of the Reaper". The film was produced in 1929 by International Harvester to celebrate the one-hundred year anniversary of the invention of the reaper (also known as the "reaper centennial"). Original caption reads: "Replica of 1831 McCormick Reaper at work at Walnut Grove Farm Rockbridge County Virginia in 1929."
DESCRIPTION
Re-enactors demonstrating a replica of the first reaper built by Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831. The man raking at the back of the reaper appears to be playing the part of Cyrus McCormick's slave, Jo Anderson. The actor also appeared in the feature film "Romance of the Reaper". The film was produced in 1929 by International Harvester to celebrate the one-hundred year anniversary of the invention of the reaper (also known as the "reaper centennial"). Original caption reads: "Replica of 1831 McCormick Reaper at work at Walnut Grove Farm Rockbridge County Virginia in 1929."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:24858
Creation Date: 1929
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Steeles Tavern
County:
State:Virginia
Collection Name:McCormick Company visual materials, circa 1851-circa 1950
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M2002-175, box 1, folder 4
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
SUBJECTS
Slavery
Farmers
Outdoor photography
Agricultural machinery
Fields (Agriculture)
Harvesting
Horses
Actors
Costume
African Americans
Men
Inventions

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