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    • after 1920 – 1944

    Portrait of Leo Hendrik Baekeland (1863-1944), inventor of Bakelite, the first fully synthetic plastic.

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the interior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan, showing several large storage tanks and two unidentified individuals. Seeking a source of raw material…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the interior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • 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…

    • 1937 – 1945 (Original design)
    • circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)

    Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements constructed as a triangle. This type of table was originated by Henry A. Wagner and Harold Simmons Booth in 1945 after an incomplete drawing by Emil V.…

    • 1939 – 1967 (Date span attributed to photograph)

    Photograph of a double flask used by French biologist, microbiologist, and chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) to demonstrate anaerobic fermentation, as displayed at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Per notations…

    • 1940s

    General view of two unidentified employees working on the nose of a Douglas A-20 attack bomber aircraft prior to the installation Plexiglas windshield panels. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified male employee polishing a curved panel of Plexiglas designed for use on the nose of an aircraft attack bomber. Several finished panels are visible in the background. Per notations…

    • 1940s

    General view of two unidentified employees making adjustments to a Douglas A-20 attack bomber in production at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Several attack bombers, awaiting…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified employee fitting a Plexiglas windshield panel onto the nose enclosure of a Douglas A-20 attack bomber. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified employee using a band saw to trim a curved Plexiglas panel designed for use as an aircraft windshield. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified female employee polishing a curved panel of Plexiglas designed for use as an aircraft windshield. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in Bristol,…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified employee using a router to smooth the edge of a curved Plexiglas panel designed for use as an aircraft windshield. Per notations accompanying the photograph, the edges of the panels are…

    • 1940s

    General view of several unidentified employees installing Plexiglass panels on the nose of a Douglas A-20 attack bomber. Per notations accompanying the photograph, the two halves that form the nose of the bomber are…

    • 1940s

    This glass dumbbell was key to the functioning of the Pauling Oxygen Meter, although production was tricky and originally required a human glass blower to shape the hollow ends of the tiny dumbbell with puffs of breath.…

    • 1940s

    An unidentified man with a tattoo on his forearm has removed the case of a Model B DU Spectrophotometer in order to demonstrate its functions to three other (also unidentified) men.

    The first Beckman Instruments DU…