The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Drug Inspector: 1943

Drug Inspector: 1943

Dec. 17, 1943. "Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey. Building 28. Pfaudler Co., client." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Vats Dat?

Those larger items around the rim - I rather imagine they are hand-tightened bolts so the cover can be removed without tools. Might I be correct there?

Vats all folks

I grew up in smelling range of Hoffman LaRoche, Nutley when they used to make B vitamins there. Now I live about 2 minutes from the place. They closed down the Nutley facility about three years ago. I drive by there a few times a week and one by one the buildings are being knocked down. Lots of jobs lost, probably a good chunk of tax revenue for Nutley too. The property borders rt3 east in Clifton which is seeing a renaissance of sort as a shopping area haven. Presumably that is the fate of the Hoffman LaRoche campus. In it's day it was a city unto itself.

Time Sensitive

The timber platforms are pretty interesting. I'm not sure when the FDA nixed that but it was only stainless steel framing and grating in the mid-'80s when I worked as a cosmetic chemist.

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.