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Cyrus Hall McCormick | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Cyrus Hall McCormick

Cyrus Hall McCormick | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
Engraved portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). The engraving was made by H. Ritchie and was based on a painting by Cabanel. McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine to harvest wheat. He formed the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in 1848 to manufacture and sell his invention, and through innovative marketing techniques the Chicago firm grew into the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the United States. The company eventually became part of the International Harvester Company.
DESCRIPTION
Engraved portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). The engraving was made by H. Ritchie and was based on a painting by Cabanel. McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine to harvest wheat. He formed the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in 1848 to manufacture and sell his invention, and through innovative marketing techniques the Chicago firm grew into the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the United States. The company eventually became part of the International Harvester Company.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:8368
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Cabanel, Alexander
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County:
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Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:NDB 14420
Original Dimensions:8 x 10 inches
SUBJECTS
Portraits
Suits (Clothing)
Agricultural machinery industry
Beards
Businessmen
McCormick family
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884
Men
Moustache
Engraving

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