Series of photographs depicting a Hercules Powder Company exhibition display showcasing the use of Toxaphene, a synthetic organic insecticide toxicant, in grasslands farming. The individuals visible in the last photograph are unidentified.
Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement with DuPont, the Hercules Powder Company (later Hercules Inc.) initially specialized in the manufacture of explosives and smokeless powders and subsequently diversified its business to encompass a variety of industrial products, including pine and paper chemicals, synthetics, pigments, polymers, and cellulose.
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Hercules Incorporated. “Toxaphene Exhibition Display (1952),” 1952. Photographs from the Records & Ephemera of Hercules Incorporated, Box 27, Folder 44. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/1hfulvd.
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