Album containing 25 photographs depicting early facilities associated with Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works (later Dearborn Chemical Company) in Atlantic City, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1887, the Dearborn Chemical Company was a corporate ancestor of BetzDearborn, Incorporated best known for manufacturing water treatment chemicals for use in boilers, cooling towers, and steam locomotives. The album notably includes several photographs of Young's Million Dollar Pier in Atlantic City, where Dearborn maintained a permanent hospitality suite for railroad executives. The bulk of the album is devoted to photographs of the company's 35th Street laboratory and office facilities in Chicago.
Dearborn Chemical Company. “Album of Early Dearborn Chemical Company Facilities, 1890s-1905,” circa 1905. BetzDearborn, Incorporated Records, Box 18, Volume 1. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/9p290b163.