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    • 1897

    Six-page photographic reproduction of a typewritten proposal concerning the formation of the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan. The proposal begins with general remarks concerning the commercial market for…

    • 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…

    • 1944

    General view of three technicians using vacuum tube titrators to titrate aluminum in a Dow Chemical Company laboratory. The individuals visible in the photograph are identified as (left to right) Lois Nystrom, Rosemary…

    • 1944

    General view of technicians Marguerite Tenhunen (left) and Dorothy Ferris (right) using assorted apparatus in a Dow Chemical Company laboratory to determine the quantity of zinc present in experimental alloys.

    • 1944

    General view of technician James Geary using a Klett-Summerson Photoelectric Colorimeter to obtain a determination of iodine at a Dow Chemical Company laboratory. Colorimeters are commonly used to determine trace…

    • 1944

    General view of technician Leo Ruhnau using an apparatus to determine the percentage of hydrochloric acid in Dowell acids at a Dow Chemical Company laboratory.

    • 1944

    General view of laboratory technicians analyzing assorted materials in a Dow Chemical Company laboratory. Per notations accompanying the photograph, Bill Herrick (left) is analyzing calcium chloride, which was used for…

    • 1944

    General view of an unidentified female employee at work in the Dow Chemical Company's saran film manufacturing facilities in Midland, Michigan. The employee appears to be using a type of press to smooth lengths of saran…

    • 1946

    General view of a young boy posed holding a block of Styrofoam over his head to demonstrate the product's buoyant and lightweight properties.

    Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam"…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 1947-Jan-13

    General view of senior photo technician Joe Jardis operating a copy camera in the Dow Chemical Company's Photographic Laboratory. Established in the 1930's, the Photo Lab took pictures for employee publications like The…

    • 1947-Jan-13

    General view of senior photo technician Ford Bowers printing photographs in the Dow Chemical Company's Photographic Laboratory. Established in the 1930's, the Photo Lab took pictures for employee publications like The…

    • 1947-Jan-13

    General view of photo technician Russ Johnson operating a photostat machine in the Dow Chemical Company's Photographic Laboratory. Acquired from the Engineering Department, the photostat machine was used to reproduce a…

    • 1947-Jan-13

    General view of photographer Dick Anderson taking a light reading in preparation for a photo shoot at a Dow Chemical Company plant. Ethylene purification towers are visible in the background. Anderson worked out of…

    • 1947-Jan-13

    General view of photographer and lab director Bill Shetzley positioning a camera for a photo shoot in the Dow Chemical Company's Photographic Laboratory. Established in the 1930's, the Photo Lab took pictures for…

    • 1947-Jan-13

    General view of photographer Dick Anderson testing the lighting for a photo shoot in the Dow Chemical Company's Photographic Laboratory. Established in the 1930's, the Photo Lab took pictures for employee publications…

    • 1947-Jan-13

    Two views of senior photo technician Joe Jardis (standing) and Photo Lab director Bill Shetzley arranging Styron refrigerator receptacles during a photo shoot in the Dow Chemical Company's Photographic Laboratory.…

    • 1947-Jan-13

    General view of senior photo technician Ford Bowers retouching a negative prior to printing in the Dow Chemical Company's Photographic Laboratory. Established in the 1930's, the Photo Lab took pictures for employee…

    • 1947-Dec-16

    General view of unidentified employees at work in the machine tabulating room at the Dow Chemical Company facilities located in Midland, Michigan. Per an article in the December 16, 1947 edition of The Brine Well, the…

    • 1947-Dec-16

    General view of key punch operators transcribing written data into tabulating cards in the Tabulating Department at the Dow Chemical Company facilities located in Midland, Michigan. The operators are identified as…

    • 1947-Dec-16

    General view of the Machine Room in the Tabulating Department at the Dow Chemical Company facilities located in Midland, Michigan. Several employees and machines, including tabulator, sorter, and interpreter units, are…

    • 1947-Dec-16

    Close-up view of IBM Corporation customer engineer Neil Grover servicing the electrical relays on an alphabetic tabulator in the Tabulating Department at the Dow Chemical Company facilities located in Midland, Michigan.…

    • 1948-Feb-24

    General view of skilled instrument specialist Robert L. Kennedy cleaning and repairing a stop watch in the Dow Chemical Company's Instrument Department. Established in 1926, the Instrument Department was responsible for…

    • 1948-Feb-24

    General view of the Instrument Department workroom at the Dow Chemical Company plant located in Midland, Michigan. Established in 1926, the Instrument Department was responsible for the installation and maintenance of…