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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: 1840-1940

X-Pharma: 1943

X-Pharma: 1943

Dec. 17, 1943. "Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey. Building 34, three kettles. Pfaudler Co., client." The white rectangles on the tanks are writing that's been blacked out on the negative. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 
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I was an SOB

Back in the 1960s my Dad used his influence to get me a summer job with an industrial construction company. I learned from my co-workers I was an SOB (Son of a Bigshot). I delivered materials and tools to chemical plants around the state as in Union Carbide, Allied Chemical, Merck, GAF, American Cyanamid, Hoffman-LaRoche, and others I was advised by the veterans to arrive at Hoffman-LaRoche around lunch time when the female office workers exited their buildings and walked to lunch. It was a darn good suggestion.

Augustus Owsley Stanley III

Making up a batch for Ken Kesey?

I see Walt

Where's Jesse?

 
SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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