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    • 1963

    Portrait of German-American physicist John J. (John Josef) Grebe (1900-1984), best known for his contributions to the plastics industry, including the development of polystyrene, Styrofoam, and Saran plastics.

    After…

    • 1964

    General view of a promotional display for Styrofoam insulation detailing the material's efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and resistance to rot, mold, and deterioration. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical…

    • 1964

    General view of a promotional display for Styrofoam insulation detailing the material's use in roofing. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the Dow Chemical…

    • 1991

    General view of an unidentified man measuring a piece of Styrofoam insulation at a construction site. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the Dow Chemical…

    • 1990

    General view of an unidentified employee inspecting a piece of Styrofoam insulation at a Dow Chemical Company facility. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the…

    • 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…

    • circa 1905

    General view of employees at work in the main room at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. The employees are identified…

    • circa 1905

    Close-up view of scientific apparatus used at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1887, the Dearborn Chemical…

    • circa 1905

    Close-up view of scientific apparatus used at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1887, the Dearborn Chemical…

    • circa 1905

    General view of a section of the main room at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois, with view of assorted glassware and…

    • circa 1905

    General view of a section of the main room at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois, with view of assorted glassware and…

    • circa 1905

    Close-up view of assorted scientific instruments used at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1887, the…

    • circa 1905

    Close-up view of two balances used at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1887, the Dearborn Chemical Company…

    • circa 1905

    General view of the office of Vice President and General Manager Robert F. Carr at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois.…

    • circa 1905

    General view of the office of G.M. Eddy (Secretary) at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1887, the Dearborn…

    • circa 1905

    View of a section of the office space at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1887, the Dearborn Chemical…

    • circa 1905

    View of a section of the office space at the Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1887, the Dearborn Chemical…

    • circa 1905

    General view of the office of Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) President William H. Edgar at the company's 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in…