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Sketch of the McCormick Reaper

May 29, 1884 Reconstruction to Present (1865-)

An illustration of Cyrus McCormick's mechanical reaper in action. McCormick's reaper, which made him a large fortune, was designed at least in part by his slave Jo Anderson.

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The Abilene Reflector (Kansas)

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