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    • circa 1916

    Portrait of John Van Nostrand Dorr (1872-1962). In partnership with John Lundberg and A.D. Wilson, Van Nostrand Dorr owned the Lundberg, Dorr, & Wilson gold & silver mining operation in Terry, South Dakota. In 1916, he…

    • circa 1910

    Portrait of Jokichi Takamine (1854-1922). The son of a doctor, Takamine graduated from the College of Science and Engineering of the Imperial University of Tokyo in 1879 and, with support from the Japanese government,…

    • circa 1907

    Portrait of Marston Taylor Bogert (1868-1954), American Chemical Society President (1907-1908) known for his work on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, dyes, pharmaceuticals, and perfumes.

    Marston Taylor Bogert…

    • 1904

    Portrait of Ira Remsen (1846-1927). Along with Constantin Fahlberg, Remsen discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin in 1879.

    A native of New York City, Remsen received his M.D. from the Columbia University…

    • 1903

    Full-page offset lithograph print in two colors (black and yellow/orange). "La Chimie aux Abois" appeared as a full-page illustration in the French satirical magazine L'Assiette au beurre (The Trough) in 1903. The…

    • circa 1900

    Portrait of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834-1907), best known for his discovery of periodic law and creation of the periodic table of elements.

    • circa 1900

    Portrait of William Francis Hillebrand (1853-1925). Hillebrand was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 12, 1853, the son of renowned botanist William Hillebrand (1821-1886). William Francis Hillebrand studied at…

    • circa 1900

    Portrait of Charles Frederick Chandler (1836-1925), an industrial chemist whose research concerning sugar refining, gas manufacturing, and chemical education greatly impacted public sanitation and health.

    Charles…

    • circa 1900

    General view of chemist Ernest Arnold Congdon seated at a desk, presumably in his office at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry (later Drexel University) in Philadelphia. Born on August 9, 1866, Congdon…

    • circa 1884

    Portrait of Adolf von Baeyer (1835-1917), recipient of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

    Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer was born on October 31, 1835, in Berlin, Germany. As a student at the University of…

    • 1882

    Color lithograph reproduces a watercolor portrait caricature of Sir John Bennet Lawes, (1814-1900), an English entrepreneur and agricultural scientist. Lawes developed a superphosphate that would mark the beginnings of…

    • 1880

    Color lithograph reproduces a watercolor portrait caricature of Sir Henry Bessemer (1813-1898), an English engineer, inventor, and businessman. Bessemer's name is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process…

    • 1875

    Color lithograph reproduces a watercolor portrait caricature of Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair (1818-1898), a Scottish scientist and Liberal politician. Number 195 in the Vanity Fair collection, "Statesmen." The…

    • 1875

    An etching of a chemist watching over a distillation process. The apparatus being used includes a gas-fueled bunsen burner at far left heating liquids in glass retorts. The products of the distillation are being…

    • Undated

    Wilbur Kaye was hired by Beckman Instruments in 1956 as the Director of Research, Scientific Instruments Division. While there, he modified the Beckman DU Spectrophotometer design, producing the DK Spectrophotometer…

  1. Postcard image is of Albert Edelfelt's "Pasteur Dans Son Laboratoire" [Pasteur In His Laboratory]. Semipostal stamp depicts Louis Pasteur. Stamp includes surtax for the relief of unemployed intellectuals. A semipostal…