Very surprised about pics inside Harvester Works. Usually they are very sensitive about pictures.
I think Deere has been more open to picture-taking by visitors. I've been to the Harvester Works at least 2 times in the 1980's. Of course that was well ahead of Homeland Security or any of the events leading toward it, too.
Also, notice, most of those pics are of HIS own combine, too.
Pictures are allowed now, at Grand Island, and I know they were allowed later at the East Moline plant, but back when it was still controlled by International Harvester, absolutely NO pics of any kind, were allowed. In fact, I had to surrender my camera at the front desk--to be retrieved after my tour.
I was really disappointed, too, because what I wanted most of all, were pics of those beautiful wall murals seen throughout the entire facility! Even my guide, an engineer, could not just take any "authorized" pics for me.
By the time J.I.Case took over, picture-taking was allowed, but all those walls had been painted over, no more IH graffiti and such.
Morale was also low for a while as employees had to endure some weird policy changes, too.
Things did look up by 10 years later, though, as the 2100 Series went out, but it was still not quite the atmosphere as it was, when it was still IH.
Much has also changed at Deere's Harvester Works, too. The plant has basically been completely revamped from the way it was in 1987, last time I was there in that decade.