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    • 1952 – 1964 (Inclusive dates of objects depicted)
    • 1965 (Date attributed to photographs)

    Two advertising stills featuring examples of various Saran Wrap packaging. Each package is marked with a corresponding date of production ranging from 1952 to 1964. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and…

    • 1965

    Two views of a sales display featuring assorted household supplies, including Dow brand Saran Wrap and Handi-wrap. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II,…

    • 1964

    Holiday-themed promotional display featuring boxes of Saran Wrap arranged to resemble a chimney. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran plastic was…

    • 1955

    Elevated view of a conveyor belt transporting boxes of Saran Wrap at a Dow Chemical Company manufacturing facility in Midland, Michigan. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport…

    • 1940

    Two-page article from the "News Edition" of the magazine of the American Chemical Society profiling Dr. Eugene Cornelius Sullivan (1872-1962).

    Eugene C. Sullivan was born on January 23, 1872 in Elgin, Illinois and…

    • 1948-Jul-12

    Two-page article from the July 12, 1948 edition of Chemical and Engineering News profiling Dr. Betty J. Sullivan (1902-1999).

    Betty J. Sullivan was born on May 31, 1902 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and educated at the…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of Herman Frasch (1851-1914), a chemist and engineer best known for his work in the petroleum industry.

    Herman Frasch was born on December 25, 1851 in Gaildorf, Germany. Frasch was schooled at the Gymnasium in…

    • 1920s

    Portrait of American chemist John Edgar Teeple (1874 – 1931), best known for his discovery of a process for separating potash from borax.

    John Edgar Teeple was born on January 4, 1874 in Kempton, Illinois and educated…

    • 1940s

    Portrait of George Oenslager (1873-1956), research chemist for the B. F. Goodrich Company known for the discovery and industrial application of organic accelerators to rubber.

    George Oenslager was born on September…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of American chemist Martin Hill Ittner (1870-1945), one of the first chemists in the United States to develop successful methods for the hydrogenation of fatty oils, which helps turn liquid oils into solids.

    • 1950s

    Portrait of American chemist Francis Cowles Frary (1884-1970), best known for his work with phosgene gas and the production of aluminium.

    Francis Cowles Frary was born on July 9, 1884 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of American chemist Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856-1931), inventor of the Acheson process to synthesize graphite and silicon carbide and later a manufacturer of carborundum and graphite.

    Edward Goodrich Acheson…

    • 1935 – 1945

    General view of a German aircraft with a Plexiglas windshield and nose panels. Per notations accompanying the photograph, the plane is identified as a Heinkel-Flugzeug HE 111, a type of bomber designed to masquerade as…

    • 1958-Jun-20

    Close-up view of a Plexiglas auger (a type of drilling device or drill bit) manufactured at an unidentified Rohm and Haas Company facility.

    The Rohm and Haas Company was founded in 1907 in Esslingen, Germany through…

    • 1958-Jun-20

    General view of the production of a Plexiglas auger (a type of drilling device or drill bit) at an unidentified Rohm and Haas Company facility. The employee visible in the photograph is also unidentified.

    The Rohm and…

    • 1963-Apr-15

    General view of Philadelphia Mayor James Tate (center) and two unidentified Rohm and Haas Company executives at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rohm and Haas Company headquarters located on Independence Mall.…

    • 1959-Apr-22

    General view of an exhibition display board detailing the use of Plexiglas windows on jet-powered airliners. The board features several photographs of airliners, as well as samples of Douglas DC-8 and Lockheed Electra…

    • 1956-Apr-19

    General view of a display board featuring assorted samples of automotive and appliance parts made with Plexiglas molding powder, including taillight lens, dome lights, and hood medallions.

    The Rohm and Haas Company…

    • 1948-Feb

    General view of several rows of Plexiglas panels positioned on racks. Per notations accompanying the photograph, the panels are set up for an outdoor exposure test designed to demonstrate the weathering capabilities of…

    • 1953-Feb

    General view of a Union Pacific Railroad car featuring Plexiglas panels concealed under metal screens. Per notations accompanying the photograph, this box car was used to test and measure the movement of the panels and…

    • circa 1952

    General view of an unidentified employee measuring the specific gravity of a specimen in the Dow Chemical Company's Agricultural Chemical Research and Development Laboratory. Per an article in the August 1941 edition of…

    • circa 1952

    General view of an unidentified employee at work in the Dow Chemical Company's Agricultural Chemical Research and Development Laboratory, with view of assorted laboratory equipment and apparatus. Per an article in the…

    • circa 1952

    General view of chemist Mark Wolf preparing a sample for analysis at the Dow Chemical Company's Agricultural Chemical Research and Development Laboratory facilities. Per an article in the August 1941 edition of the Dow…

    • 1954

    General view of chemist Bernie Thiegs working with various specimens at the Dow Chemical Company's Agricultural Chemical Research and Development Laboratory facilities. Per an article in the August 1941 edition of the

    • 1953-Mar

    General view of entomologist E.E. ("Gene") Kenaga at work in the storage room for grain insect cultures at the Dow Chemical Company's Agricultural Chemical Research and Development Laboratory. Per notations accompanying…