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1. Corn Belt Bank, Bloomington, Illinois Corn Belt Bank, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Banks; Horses; Carriages & coaches; The Corn Belt Bank building in downtown Bloomington, with a horse and carriage waiting outside.

2. Corn Belt Bank, Bloomington, Illinois Corn Belt Bank, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Banks; Horses; Carriages & coaches; The Corn Belt Bank building in downtown Bloomington is six stories high, one of the tallest in the city. A horse and carriage wait on the street outside.

3. 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.

4. Arctic Ice Company Advertisement Arctic Ice Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Advertisements; Business people; Industry The Arctic Ice Company was one of several local manufacturing companies in Bloomington, Illinois, which ultimately failed.

5. 100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois 100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Street railroads; Photographs Photograph of Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois in 1904. The image includes text describing each of the numbered items.

6. Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Book binding; Advertisements The Bloomington Book Bindery started business in 1854. Books of all kinds were bound in Russia, Calf, Morocco, or Sheep. Russia was a trade name which applied to a shaved cowhide or calfskin which was...

7. Bloomington Manufacturing Company Bloomington Manufacturing Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Industry; Mowing; Bicycles & tricycles; Carriages & coaches The Bloomington Manufacturing Company manufactured the "Graham Mower and Reaper" in the 1860s.

8. Bloomington Pickle Factory Bloomington Pickle Factory McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Pickles; Factories; Vinegar industry; Railroads The Bloomington Pickle Factory manufactured pickles and vinegar in the 1920s and 1930s.

9. Bloomington Cider and Vinegar Company Advertisement Bloomington Cider and Vinegar Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Cider; Vinegar industry; Pickles; Factories The Bloomington Cider and Vinegar Co. factory was a short-lived 19th century business packaging vinegar and sweet pickles.

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

11. Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Brooms & brushes; Luggage; Boots; Shoes; Shoe industry; Advertisements The Bloomington Brush and Trunk Co. was a 19th century manufacturer. They produced brushes of all types -- clothes, stove, shoe, tooth, hair, and paint -- and, in 1877, expanded production to included...

12. Bloomington Cracker Company Advertisement Bloomington Cracker Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Biscuits; Bakeries; Crackers; Cakes; Advertisements The Bloomington Cracker Company on East Front Street was also Gerken's Bakery.

13. Bloomington Star Dairy Advertisement Bloomington Star Dairy Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Milk; Dairying; Butter; Advertisements; Dairy products industry The Bloomington Star Dairy was located two miles northwest of Bloomington.

14. Bloomington Trunk Factory Advertisement Bloomington Trunk Factory Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Luggage; Merchants; Factories; Business people; Industry; Luggage; Advertisements The Bloomington Trunk Factory manufactured trunks, satchels, valises, and traveling bags in Bloomington in the late 1800s.

15. Corn Celebration Preparation Corn Celebration Preparation McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Castles & palaces; Festivals; Celebrations In downtown Bloomington, an archway of straw bales marks the entrance to tents set up for the annual Cornfest. The Corn Palace is in the background.

16. Pantagraph Letterhead Pantagraph Letterhead McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; The Pantagraph; Newspapers; Letterheads; Printing; Stationery; Book binding Letterhead for the Bloomington Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co. which offers a variety of printing services.

17. 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."

18. 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...

19. Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory Advertisement Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Skirts; Merchants; Hoops; Hoop skirts; Business people; Industry; Textiles; Corsets; Winter; Advertisements The Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory was a manufacturer and wholesale and retail dealer in hoop skirts, corsets, hosiery, zephyrs (light shawls), and underwear. It was run by D. Winter.

20. 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.
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