McCormick factory complex on the banks of the Chicago River
Original Author: F. H. Brown, engraver
Created: 1860
Medium: Engraving

McCormick Factory Complex in Chicago

Sailing ships and a steam-powered vessel float past the McCormick brothers' manufacturing complex along the Chicago River in this 1860 engraving. Cyrus and Leander McCormick relocated the family's reaping and mowing machinery business from Virginia to Chicago in 1848 and expanded factory operations there. This print was published in a twenty-four page advertising brochure for the company in 1860.

Citation: McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machines, S695 .I57 1860. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA