General view of a female model posed on a log of Styrofoam situated on an unidentified body of water. Likely used in advertisements and promotional materials, this scene was designed to emphasize the buoyant and lightweight properties of the material.
Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the Dow Chemical Company’s trademarked brand of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam commonly used for thermal insulation and craft applications.
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Dow Chemical Company. “Model Posed on Log of Styrofoam,” 1965. Dow Chemical Company Historical Image Collection, Box 4, Folder Products--Styrofoam. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/7m01bm19s.
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