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    • 1946

    General view of an unidentified employee inspecting a piece of Saran Wrap at a Dow Chemical Company facility. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran…

    • 1963

    General view of assorted marketing materials for Dow Saran Wrap, including an advertising schedule and promotional tie-ins related to the Pillsbury Bake-off. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and…

    • 1965

    General view of two stacked display packs for Saran Wrap Squares. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran plastic was subsequently developed and marketed…

    • 1965

    General view of an artist's rendering of packaging for Dow Handi-Wrap sandwich bags. Introduced in the 1960's, Dow Handi-Wrap was an economy plastic wrap specifically marketed for use in lunchboxes and for its ability…

    • 1964

    General view of a promotional gift box containing assorted Dow plastics products, including Saran Wrap and Handi-Wrap sandwich bags. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during…

    • 1946

    Advertising still featuring a female model seated in a lawn chair made from saran plastic. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran plastic was…

    • 1964

    General view of two children seated in front of a Christmas tree decorated with icicles made from saran plastic. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran…

    • 1968

    General view of a female model posed with a shopping cart containing assorted Dow Chemical Company consumer products next to a grocery store display for Dow Handi-Wrap. Introduced in the 1960's, Dow Handi-Wrap was an…

    • 1965

    Illustrated depiction of the production of Saran Wrap at the Dow Chemical Company in three stages. Stage 1 depicts the harvesting of raw materials, including petroleum and brine, and the manufacture of assorted…

    • 1949

    Two views of the vertical retort and wood loading conveyor at the Cliffs Dow wood sawmill and distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the…

    • 1949

    General view of a section of the wood storage at the Cliffs Dow sawmill and wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. The employee visible in the photograph is unidentified.

    Seeking a source of raw…

    • 1949

    General view of an unidentified employee standing on top of a pile of logs at the Cliffs Dow sawmill and wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. An Insley Excavator is visible on the right-hand side of…

    • 1949

    General view of an unidentified employee standing on top of a pile of logs at the Cliffs Dow sawmill and wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. An Insley Excavator is visible on the left-hand side of…

    • 1949

    Elevated view of the sawmill at the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan taken from the perspective of the vertical retort, with view of wood storage in background. Seeking a source of raw…

    • 1949

    General view of three unidentified employees poling and transferring logs from a hot pond to the washer and sawmill conveyor at the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Invented around…

    • 1949

    General view of the vertical retort and wood loading conveyor at the Cliffs Dow sawmill and wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Providing a sense of scale, two unidentified employees are visible in…

    • 1938

    General view of the interior of the sawmill at the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan, with view of various employees and machinery. The employees pictured in the photograph are…

    • 1949

    General view of an unidentified employee loading logs into a machine in the sawmill at the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic,…

    • 1949-Jun

    General view of an unidentified employee filing a band saw in the sawmill at the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose,…

    • 1949

    General view of an unidentified employee feeding cants (logs with one or more squared sides) into a band saw in the sawmill at the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of…

    • 1949

    General view of an unidentified employee filing circular saws in the sawmill at the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic,…

    • 1950s

    Portrait of Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975), African American research chemist and pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.

    Percy Lavon Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 11, 1899…

    • 1950-Sep-12

    Three views of the installation of a new sign on the roof of the South Power Station at the Dow Chemical Company's headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Installed in 1950, the sign measured 217 feet long and was visible to…

    • 1960s

    General view of an unidentified man posed with a sculpture of Paul Bunyan carved out of Styrofoam. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the Dow Chemical Company’s…

    • 1966

    General view of a young boy posed with a ball and baseball bat made out of Styrofoam. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the Dow Chemical Company’s trademarked…