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1. Van Schoick and Company Pork Packers Advertisement Van Schoick and Company Pork Packers Advertisement Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Pork; Shipping William Van Schoick and Company processed the "Celebrated Bloomington Ham." In 1872, the company became the Bloomington Pork Packing Co.

2. Walton Plow Shop Walton Plow Shop Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Plows; Farming; Farmers; Equipment; Business people; The Walton Plow Shop manufactured plows and farm implements in downtown Bloomington from 1857 to the 1890s.

3. Seibel Brothers Millinery Building Seibel Brothers Millinery Building McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Millinery; Factories; Woodworking; Buildings; Factories The Seibel Brothers Wholesale and Retail Millinery in downtown Bloomington.

4. Meadows Washer Line Meadows Washer Line McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Washing machines; Assembly-line methods; Factories; Industry; Four workers on the Meadows Washer line assemble clothes washers.

5. Diamond Star Groundbreaking Diamond Star Groundbreaking McLean County, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; Ground breaking ceremonies; Engines; Automobiles; Factories The groundbreaking ceremony for Diamond Star Motors factory in Bloomington-Normal on April 16, 1986.

6. Ulbrich Advertisement Ulbrich Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Saddlery; Luggage; Advertisements H.with Ulbrich manufactured harnesses, saddles, and collars at several locations in Bloomington from 1883 to 1895.

7. Mitsubishi Stamping Mitsubishi Stamping McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Stamping; Steel; Automobiles; Factories; Industry This is one of the five press lines in the stamping shop at Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America (MMMA) where coils of steel are stamped into body parts such as doors, hoods, and floor plans.

8. Klemm's Overall Manufacturing Company Workroom Klemm's Overall Manufacturing Company Workroom McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Overalls; Merchants; Factories; Industry; Workshops; Sewing; Women; Thread; Klemm's Overall Manufacturing Co. produced overalls in this large sewing workroom with dozens of women at machines.

9. Higgins Stone Masons Higgins Stone Masons McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Factories; Masonry; Industry Stone masons work at the Bloomington firm, Higgins-Jury-Kleinan.

10. Illinois Tractor Advertisement Illinois Tractor Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Tractors; Advertisements; Plows The Illinois Tractor Company in Bloomington promised "the lowest priced tractor in the world."

11. Bloomington Pork Packing Company Bloomington Pork Packing Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Pork; Shipping; Hogs; Pigs In 1872, William Van Schoick combined his company with three partners to form the Bloomington Pork Packing Company. The company butchered 15,000 hogs annually, but ultimately failed, due to competition...

12. Sona-Mag Advertisement Sona-Mag Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Tape; Electronic apparatus & appliances; Advertisements; Equipment; Airports Sona-Mag continues to produce tape units such as this one. They also produced electronic equipment for airports.

13. International Tapetronics Corporation International Tapetronics Corporation McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Radio stations; Electronic apparatus & appliances International Tapetronics Corporation (ITC)'s version of the automated radio station, as used by WFYR Radio in Chicago, about 1974.

14. Brokaw Plow Shop Brokaw Plow Shop McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Plows; Clippers; Utility poles; Agriculture The Brokaw Plow Shop perfected the 'Bloomington Clipper Plow,' an effective tool for turning prairie soil.

15. Stevens Manufacturing and Foundry Advertisement Stevens Manufacturing and Foundry Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Industry; Potatoes; Factories; Advertisements; Digging; Spraying; Machinery Stevens Manufacturing and Foundry produced "high grade potato machinery" in Bloomington.

16. Audi-Cord Corporation Advertisement Audi-Cord Corporation Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Electronic apparatus & appliances; Electronic industry; Cartridges; Recorders; Sound recording; The Audi-Cord Corp. in Normal advertises electronic equipment, including cartridges, recorders, and reproducers.

17. Corn Belt Creamery Co. Advertisement Corn Belt Creamery Co. Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Creamery; Corn; Butter; Advertisements The Corn Belt Creamery Company produced butter at 211-17 North Prairie St. in Bloomington.

18. Portable Elevator Company Portable Elevator Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Iron; Grain elevators; Business people; Industry; Foundries; Hardhats A worker at the Portable Elevator Co. pours iron in this 1935 photograph.

19. J.W. Bowles and Company Advertisement J.W. Bowles and Company Advertisement Normal, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Patent medicines; Advertisements J.with Bowles and Company manufactured the National Kidney and Liver Cure, a popular patent medicine, in Normal, Illinois.

20. Pantagraph Book Binding Pantagraph Book Binding McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; The Pantagraph; Newspapers; Letterheads; Printing; Stationery; Book binding Workers bind books at The Bloomington Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co., about 1900.
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