- Circa 1868 – 1893
A bearded, elderly alchemist in a fur-trimmed coat leans close over a tabletop experiment. The equipment on his lab bench includes an adjustable clamp stand and an alcohol burner, contemporary to the 1800s. Small vials…
William Henry Perkin depicted in his laboratory. Perkin, center, examines test dyeing of silk taffeta with mauve aniline dye. Left, his father, the backer of the plant, stands behind Perkin and admires the fabric. In…
This engraving by Alfred William Warren is based on a painting by English watercolor specialist Cornelius Varley. The engraving depicts a design for a general scientific laboratory, with the apparatus numbered.
This illustration by F.B. Opper appeared in the November 2, 1882 edition of Puck, an American literary humor magazine. The image shows three bearded alchemists in fantastic dress, working with crucibles, alembics, and…