International Harvester had exhibits displaying a variety of products at A Century of Progress Exposition held in Chicago in 1933 and 1934. The postcard above shows Miss Lillian Anderson, Queen of A Century of Progress Exposition on an International Harvester tractor. The picture on this postcard is one of many photos of International Harvester products that are shown on the Wisconsin Historical Society website here, where this tractor is identified as a W-30. The photos on that website include tractors in exhibits, in parades, and at work.
International Harvester published a booklet describing their exhibits and products. The 1934 booklet is available for viewing online at The University of Chicago Library Digital Activities & Collections website here.
The 1934 International Harvester postcard below shows some radio show performers posing with the radio-controlled tractor.
Page 34 of the booklet shows a 1906 model International Harvester tractor next to a modern I-30 model and speculates about the future possibilities of radio-controlled tractors.
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