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    • 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…

    • 1950-Jan-09

    Print advertisement for phenol, a chemical compound manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for a range of industrial applications including the production of plastics, dyes, antiseptics, and perfumes. The…

    • 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…

    • Advertisement for Hercules Nitrocellulose Lacquers
    • 1930

    Advertisement for nitrocellulose lacquers manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use on wood, metal, plaster, textiles, and other materials. The advertisement includes an illustrated depiction of a…

    • circa 1946

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Plastics Division, with an emphasis on Saran. The advertisement features an illustration of two teenagers eating and drinking around an armchair covered in Saran…

    • 1957

    Color print advertisement for Styron, the trade name for Styrenic plastics historically manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for a variety of consumer applications, including packaging and food service,…

    • 1942

    Two-page advertisement for Dowmetal detailing the Dow Chemical Company's efforts to scale up magnesium production to meet increased demand from military defense activities. Produced during World War II, the…

    • (So They Use SARAN WRAP and Plenty of It!)
    • 1957

    Color print advertisement for Saran Wrap, a product of the Dow Chemical Company. The advertisement profiles the Read family of Ridgewood, New Jersey and features photographic reproductions of various cookies and party…

    • 1946-Apr-20

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Magnesium Division. The advertisement depicts a man and woman discussing the purchase of binoculars made from Dowmetal, a product marketed for its lightness and…

    • 1946-Feb-23

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Magnesium Division. The advertisement depicts two men discussing the purchase of tools made from Dowmetal, a product marketed for its lightness and durability…

    • circa 1946

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Plastics Division, with an emphasis on Saran. The advertisement features an illustration of a mother and son standing over an armchair covered in Saran plastic,…

    • Advertisement for Dow Ferric Chloride
    • 1940

    Color print advertisement for Dow Ferric Chloride, a conditioning agent used to extract organic matter from water. The advertisement features illustrated depictions of various historic civilizations and details the use…

    • 1939-Aug

    Color print advertisement for Dowell Incorporated, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company. The advertisement depicts two beakers, each holding a piece of iron immersed in raw hydrochloric acid, to illustrate the use…

    • Advertisement for Dow fungicides
    • 1937

    Color print advertisement for Dowicides, the trade name for a range of phenolic compounds manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company to inhibit the growth of mold and fungi. The advertisement features an…

    • 1937

    Color print advertisement detailing the use of various synthetics produced by the Dow Chemical Company for a range of applications, including plastics, solvents, resins, and color dyes. The advertisement features a…

    • 1937

    Print advertisement for ethylene dibromide manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for use in Ethyl gasoline. The advertisement features a seascape and an illustration of a mermaid, with accompanying text…

    • 1937

    Color print advertisement for Styrene, a thermoplastic resin and precursor to polystyrene manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company. The advertisement features samples of Styrene in various geometric shapes and…

    • 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…

    • 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…