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    • 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.

    • 1952

    The extensive collection of Hercules advertising materials, covering the years 1913 through 1952, documents the company's growth as a major manufacturer of chemical products. A portion of the 1952 edition is digitized…

    • 1950

    The extensive collection of Hercules advertising materials, covering the years 1913 through 1952, documents the company's growth as a major manufacturer of chemical products. A portion of the 1950 edition is digitized…

    • 1951

    Advertisement for pine oil manufactured by the Hercules Powder Company depicts a kitchen with a bucket in the foreground. Tagline reads "Smells Clean...Cleans Clean."

    Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement…

    • 1951

    The extensive collection of Hercules advertising materials, covering the years 1913 through 1952, documents the company's growth as a major manufacturer of chemical products. A portion of the 1952 edition is digitized…

    • 1951

    Printed advertisement for toxaphene depicts a book with the title Toxaphene Agricultural Insecticides with an airplane spraying insecticide on a farm. This advertisement appeared in Agricultural Chemicals.

    Originally…

    • 1951

    Printed advertisement for toxaphene depicts a man waving to a farmer driving a tractor spraying insecticide on cotton fields. This advertisement appeared in the Cotton Gin & Oil Mill Press, Cotton Trade Journal, and Oil…

    • 1951

    Advertisement for toxaphene includes tagline "Not all weevils froze..." in bold. Paragraphs below tagline describe how boll weevils can survive cold winters therefore precipitating the need for using toxaphene as an…

    • 1951

    Advertisement for toxaphene depicts a canister of toxaphene superimposed over a photograph of a farm.

    Originally trademarked by the Hercules Powder Company, Toxaphene was a synthetic organic insecticide toxicant…

    • 1951

    Advertisement for toxaphene with an extended list of harmful insects that can be controlled through the use of toxaphene.

    Originally trademarked by the Hercules Powder Company, Toxaphene was a synthetic organic…

    • 1951

    Advertisement for toxaphene dusts/sprays depicts farmers with sacks labeled seed, fertilizer and insecticide.

    Originally trademarked by the Hercules Powder Company, Toxaphene was a synthetic organic insecticide…

    • 1951

    Advertisement for thanite DDT insecticide spray depicts a fly killed by the effects of the spray.

    Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement with DuPont, the Hercules Powder Company (later Hercules Inc.)…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for Toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company consists of an inset paragraph describing how the piney scent of Toxaphene makes it pleasing to aerial operators. This advertisement appeared in Nati…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company reads "Cotton Insect News Flash! Mississippi" with a bale of cotton alongside the toxaphene tagline that reads "kills cotton pests." Accompanying…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company depicts the eastern hemisphere of the earth with an inset of a cotton plant. Accompanying paragraph states how the production of toxaphene has…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company reads "Cotton Insect News Flash! Arkansas" with a bale of cotton alongside the toxaphene tagline that reads "kills cotton pests." Accompanying…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for Toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company consists of an inset paragraph describing how South Carolina cotton growers are utilizing Toxaphene to control insects. This advertisement appeared…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company depicts a pine tree with paragraphs describing how the use of toxaphene for cotton and other crops utilizes Southern pine trees due to toxaphene…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company depicts the eastern hemisphere of the earth with an inset of a plant as well as a stylized plant overlaid on top of the earth. A paragraph below the…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by the Hercules Powder Company depicts rows of cotton fields with an inset paragraph listing the pests toxaphene is effective in controlling. This advertisement appeared in Cot…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company reads "Cotton Insect News Flash! Arkansas" with a bale of cotton alongside the toxaphene tagline that reads "kills cotton pests." Accompanying…

    • 1950

    Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company reads "Cotton Insect News Georgia" with a bale of cotton alongside the toxaphene tagline that reads "kills cotton pests." Accompanying paragraph…