John Deere Really Existed!

John Deere
A portrait of John Deere in later life.

An Original Plow
The Smithsonian has the remains of one of the original John Deere plows.

A Reproduction Plow
A replica of the original 1837 steel plow, part of Deere & Co.'s historical collection.

Charles Deere
A portrait of John Deere's son Charles Deere.

The Plow Works
An 1859 picture of John Deere's Plow Factory in Moline, Illinois.

John Deere's Factory
John Deere's Factory in Moline, in the 1880's.

These pictures are from:
"John Deere Tractors and Equipment, Vol. One",
by Don MacMillan and Russell Jones

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