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    • after 1821

    A portrait of Sir Humphry Davy (1778–1829) seated at a desk with a burner lamp on his left and a quill in a holder in the foreground.

    • 1980

    William Henry Perkin depicted in his laboratory. Perkin, center, examines test dyeing of silk taffeta with mauve aniline dye. Left, his father, the backer of the plant, stands behind Perkin and admires the fabric. In…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of Herman Frasch (1851-1914), a chemist and engineer best known for his work in the petroleum industry.

    Herman Frasch was born on December 25, 1851 in Gaildorf, Germany. Frasch was schooled at the Gymnasium in…

    • 1920s

    Portrait of American chemist John Edgar Teeple (1874 – 1931), best known for his discovery of a process for separating potash from borax.

    John Edgar Teeple was born on January 4, 1874 in Kempton, Illinois and educated…

    • 1940s

    Portrait of George Oenslager (1873-1956), research chemist for the B. F. Goodrich Company known for the discovery and industrial application of organic accelerators to rubber.

    George Oenslager was born on September…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of American chemist Martin Hill Ittner (1870-1945), one of the first chemists in the United States to develop successful methods for the hydrogenation of fatty oils, which helps turn liquid oils into solids.

    • 1950s

    Portrait of American chemist Francis Cowles Frary (1884-1970), best known for his work with phosgene gas and the production of aluminium.

    Francis Cowles Frary was born on July 9, 1884 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of American chemist Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856-1931), inventor of the Acheson process to synthesize graphite and silicon carbide and later a manufacturer of carborundum and graphite.

    Edward Goodrich Acheson…

    • 1950s

    Portrait of American entrepreneur Richard Scott Perkin (1906-1969) seated at a desk. In 1937, Richard Perkin and Charles Elmer (1872-1954) founded the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, an optical design and consulting company…

    • 1960s

    Portrait of American entrepreneur Richard Scott Perkin (1906-1969). In 1937, Richard Perkin and Charles Elmer (1872-1954) founded the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, an optical design and consulting company that later…

    • 1960s

    Portrait of American entrepreneur Richard Scott Perkin (1906-1969). In 1937, Richard Perkin and Charles Elmer (1872-1954) founded the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, an optical design and consulting company that later…

    • 1689

    Robert Boyle in long curled wig, white neck cravat and sleeves, black coat; seated facing right with head turned three quarters left, looking out; turning page of book with left hand and gesturing toward book with…

    • 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…

    • 1978

    Study for a never-finished portrait of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin OM FRS (1910-1994), by English artist Graham Sutherland. Hodgkin was an English biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964 for her work in…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of Samuel Phillip Sadtler (1847-1923), a charter member and first President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

    Samuel Philip Sadtler was born on July 18, 1847 in Pine Grove, Schyulkill…

    • 1927-Dec-12

    Portrait of Dr. Arthur A. Noyes (1866-1936) posed in the doorway of the Chemical Library of the Gates Chemical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Per notations accompanying the…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of Edgar Fahs Smith (1854-1928), a chemist and educator best known for his association with the University of Pennsylvania and the Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Collection in the History of Chemistry.

    Edgar Fahs…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of Samuel Schmucker Sadtler (1873-1954), graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and son of charter member and first President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Samuel…

    • 1910s

    Portrait of P.B. (Philip Bridges) Sadtler (1884-1964), chemical engineer and son of charter member and first President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Samuel Phillip Sadtler (1847-1923).

    • circa 1930

    Portrait of John Francis Queeny (1859-1933), founder of the Monsanto Company, and dog. A 30-year veteran of the nascent pharmaceutical industry, Queeny founded the Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Missouri in 1901.…

    • 1950s

    Portrait of Edgar Monsanto Queeny (1897-1968), U.S. industrialist and chairman of the Monsanto Company from 1928 to 1960. The son of Monsanto founder John Francis Queeny, Edgar Monsanto Queeny is credited with…

    • 1950s

    Portrait of Edgar Monsanto Queeny (1897-1968), U.S. industrialist and chairman of the Monsanto Company from 1928 to 1960. The son of Monsanto founder John Francis Queeny, Edgar Monsanto Queeny is credited with…

    • 1950s

    Portrait of Edgar Monsanto Queeny (1897-1968), U.S. industrialist and chairman of the Monsanto Company from 1928 to 1960. The son of Monsanto founder John Francis Queeny, Edgar Monsanto Queeny is credited with…

    • 1950s

    Portrait of Edgar Monsanto Queeny (1897-1968), U.S. industrialist and chairman of the Monsanto Company from 1928 to 1960. The son of Monsanto founder John Francis Queeny, Edgar Monsanto Queeny is credited with…

    • 1834-Oct-01

    Half-length portrait of Dr. John Dalton, chemist and physicist, with his right hand partially tucked into his vest.