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    • The Airship Nulli Secundus
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the British airship Nulli Secundus (Latin for "Second to none"). First flown on September 10, 1907, the Nulli Secundus was Britain's first powered military…

    • L’aérostat “Le Géant” de Nadar
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1863 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the hot air balloon "“Le Géant” ("The Giant") flown by French photographer and journalist Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (1820-1910). A proponent of manned flight,…

    • Dirigeable de Guyton de Morveau et de Vitry
    • 1784 (Date attributed to balloon flight)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying airship with assorted propulsion mechanisms and a French flag. The illustration depicts a type of airship flown by French chemist and politician…

    • Dirigeable du Blanchard
    • 1784 (Date attributed to balloon flight)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying airship with oars. The illustration depicts a type of airship with oar-like propulsion mechanisms designed and flown by French balloonist Jean-Pierre…

    • Première Montgolfière, sans passagers
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1783-Jun-04 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a globe-shaped flying balloon. The illustration depicts the first successful public hot air balloon demonstration on June 4, 1783 by French brothers Joseph-Michel…

    • First hydrogen gas balloon
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1783-Dec-01 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying air balloon with a French flag. The illustration depicts the first flight of a gas air balloon on December 1, 1783 by French brothers Anne-Jean Robert…

    • Flying boat
    • 1670 (Date attributed to boat design)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying boat. The illustration is based on the design proposed by Italian mathematician, naturalist, and aeronautics pioneer Francesco Lana de Terzi (1631-1687)…

    • The Pharmacist
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a pharmacist posed before various pharmaceutical bottles. This postcard is part of a set originally collected in a scrapbook entitled Album Gravures et…

    • The Astronomer
    • 1909

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of an astronomer posed with a telescope. An anthropomorphic rendering of a moon is visible in the background. This postcard is part of a set originally collected in…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemist Charles Lee Reese (1862-1940) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. A graduate of the University of Heidelberg in…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemist Charles Phelps Smyth (1895-1990) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. A recipient of the Medal of Freedom (1947),…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemist, biochemist, and peace activist Linus Pauling (1901-1994) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. One of the founders of…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemist Charles Lathrop Parsons (1867-1954) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. Parsons worked as a chemist and mineralogist…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemist Samuel Colville Lind (1879-1965) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. Commonly referred to as "the father of modern…

    • 1931

    Caricature of British chemist James Pickering Kendall (1889-1978) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. A graduate and Professor of Chemistry at…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemist Charles August Kraus (1875-1967) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. A professor of chemistry and director of the…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemist Arthur Becket Lamb (1880-1952) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. Lamb served as the head of research for the…

    • 1931

    Caricature of food chemist Lester Francis Hoyt created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (class of…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemist Harry Nicholls Holmes (1879-1958) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. A long-time Professor of Chemistry at Oberlin…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemist George Lindenberg Clark (1892-1969) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. Best known for his research in microscopy,…

    • 1931

    Caricature of chemist Vincent Davis created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. Per notations accompanying the caricature, Davis served as Director of…

    • 1931

    Caricature of Russian-born chemist Moses Gomberg (1866-1947) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. Gomberg served as President of the American…

    • 1931

    Caricature of American chemical engineer Walter L. Badger (1886-1958) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York.

    • circa 1942

    Color print advertisement featuring Ethocel, the brand name for Dow Ethylcellulose marketed for its flexibility and shock resistance under extreme high and low temperatures. The advertisement features a close-up view…

    • circa 1945

    Color print advertisement for Dow Plastics featuring Ethocel, the brand name for Dow Ethylcellulose developed and marketed for a range of industrial uses. The advertisement features an illustration of a young boy…