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Background imageChemical Collection: Peruvian bark tree plantations in the Neilgherry Hills, India..., 1862. Creator: Unknown

Peruvian bark tree plantations in the Neilgherry Hills, India..., 1862. Creator: Unknown
Peruvian bark tree plantations in the Neilgherry Hills, India: Sir William Denison, Governor of Madras, planting the first tree in a new plantation, 1862. 'Mr

Background imageChemical Collection: Scene of the fire at Dockhead, Bermondsey, sketched on Saturday morning, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Scene of the fire at Dockhead, Bermondsey, sketched on Saturday morning, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Scene of the fire at Dockhead, Bermondsey, [London], sketched on Saturday morning, 1864. 'a great fire broke out in the waterside premises of Messrs

Background imageChemical Collection: Ruins of the Late Fire at the London Docks, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Ruins of the Late Fire at the London Docks, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Ruins of the Late Fire at the London Docks, 1858. The fire...originated in the South Stack Warehouse on the South Quay building, several floors high, each filled with gutta percha, saltpetre, sugar

Background imageChemical Collection: Man busy mixing lime, 1700-1800. Creator: Anon

Man busy mixing lime, 1700-1800. Creator: Anon
Man busy mixing lime, 1700-1800

Background imageChemical Collection: G.N. Press Car, between 1913 and 1918. Creator: Harris & Ewing. G.N

G.N. Press Car, between 1913 and 1918. Creator: Harris & Ewing. G.N. Press Car, between 1913 and 1918
G.N. Press Car, between 1913 and 1918. Men in photography studio. Glass plate in rack on right, acetic acid behind

Background imageChemical Collection: Neureuther (Self-Portrait in the Etching Studio), 1839. Creator: Eugen Napoleon Neureuther

Neureuther (Self-Portrait in the Etching Studio), 1839. Creator: Eugen Napoleon Neureuther
Neureuther (Self-Portrait in the Etching Studio), 1839

Background imageChemical Collection: 'Scrubb & Co. 1891. Creator: Unknown. 'Scrubb & Co. 1891. Creator: Unknown

'Scrubb & Co. 1891. Creator: Unknown. 'Scrubb & Co. 1891. Creator: Unknown
'Scrubb & Co. 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageChemical Collection: Farmers sack mixed grasshopper bait...Oklahoma, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Farmers sack mixed grasshopper bait...Oklahoma, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Farmers sack mixed grasshopper bait for use on their farms to control the pest. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Background imageChemical Collection: Farmers sacking grasshopper bait, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Farmers sacking grasshopper bait, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Farmers sacking grasshopper bait. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Background imageChemical Collection: Dusting cauliflower plants near Santa Maria, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Dusting cauliflower plants near Santa Maria, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Dusting cauliflower plants near Santa Maria, California

Background imageChemical Collection: Tenant farmer spreading grasshopper bait, Oklahoma, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Tenant farmer spreading grasshopper bait, Oklahoma, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tenant farmer spreading grasshopper bait in his alfalfa field, five miles from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Background imageChemical Collection: Farmers sack mixed grasshopper bait for use on their farms, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1937

Farmers sack mixed grasshopper bait for use on their farms, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Farmers sack mixed grasshopper bait for use on their farms to control the pest. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Background imageChemical Collection: Tenant farmer spreading grasshopper bait... 5 miles from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1937

Tenant farmer spreading grasshopper bait... 5 miles from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tenant farmer spreading grasshopper bait in his alfalfa field, five miles from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Background imageChemical Collection: Dusting cauliflower plants near Santa Maria, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Dusting cauliflower plants near Santa Maria, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Dusting cauliflower plants near Santa Maria, California

Background imageChemical Collection: Dusting cauliflower plants near Santa Maria, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Dusting cauliflower plants near Santa Maria, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Dusting cauliflower plants near Santa Maria, California

Background imageChemical Collection: Mawsons Chemical Laboratory, c1908, (1909)

Mawsons Chemical Laboratory, c1908, (1909)
Mawsons Chemical Laboratory. The bottles were coated with ice by condensation from the warm, moist air of the hut, c1908, (1909). The frozen laboratory of expedition physicist Douglas Mawson

Background imageChemical Collection: Lead chamber for production of sulphuric acid, 1866

Lead chamber for production of sulphuric acid, 1866. Also known as Oil of Vitriol or H2S04, sulphuric acid was one of the most important industrial chemicals

Background imageChemical Collection: Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist

Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist. Berthollet (1748-1822) helped Antoine Lavoisier in his research into gunpowder and in devising the nomenclature that underpins the modern system for naming

Background imageChemical Collection: Daltons table of atomic symbols, 1835

Daltons table of atomic symbols, 1835. A table of atomic symbols from a lecture delivered by the English chemist John Dalton (1766-1844) at the Manchester Mechanics Institution, 19 October 1835

Background imageChemical Collection: Students in class learning how to prepare sulphuric acid, Hampton Inst.. Va. between 1899 & 1900

Students in class learning how to prepare sulphuric acid, Hampton Inst.. Va. between 1899 & 1900
Students in class learning how to prepare sulphuric acid, Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va. between 1899 and 1900

Background imageChemical Collection: Electric phosphate smelting furnace used in the making of elem... Muscle Shoals area, Alabama, 1942

Electric phosphate smelting furnace used in the making of elem... Muscle Shoals area, Alabama, 1942
Electric phosphate smelting furnace used in the making of elemental phosphorus in a TVA chemical plant in the Muscle Shoals area, Alabama

Background imageChemical Collection: Electric phosphate smelting furnace used to make element... vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 1942

Electric phosphate smelting furnace used to make element... vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 1942
Electric phosphate smelting furnace used to make elemental phosphorus in a TVA chemical plant in the vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Background imageChemical Collection: Smoke stack of TVA chemical plant where elemental... vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 1942

Smoke stack of TVA chemical plant where elemental... vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Smoke stack of TVA chemical plant where elemental phosphorus is made, vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Background imageChemical Collection: TVA chemical plant, where elemental phosphorus is made, vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 1942

TVA chemical plant, where elemental phosphorus is made, vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 1942
TVA chemical plant, where elemental phosphorus is made, vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Background imageChemical Collection: A large electric phosphate smelting furnace used in the making... Muscle Shoals area, Alabama, 1942

A large electric phosphate smelting furnace used in the making... Muscle Shoals area, Alabama, 1942
A large electric phosphate smelting furnace used in the making of elemental phosphorus in a TVA chemical plant in the Muscle Shoals area, Alabama

Background imageChemical Collection: Copper mining section between Ducktown and Copperhill, Tennessee, 1940. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott

Copper mining section between Ducktown and Copperhill, Tennessee, 1940. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott
Copper mining section between Ducktown and Copperhill], Tennessee. Fumes from smelting copper for sulfuric acid have destroyed all vegetation and eroded the land

Background imageChemical Collection: A train bringing copper ore out of the mine, Ducktown, Tenn. 1939. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott

A train bringing copper ore out of the mine, Ducktown, Tenn. 1939. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott
A train bringing copper ore out of the mine, Ducktown, Tennessee. Fumes from smelting copper for sulfuric acid have destroyed all vegetation and eroded the land

Background imageChemical Collection: TVA chemical plant, electric furnace loaded with phosphate, vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama

TVA chemical plant, electric furnace loaded with phosphate, vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Background imageChemical Collection: Tent interior in a pea pickers camp, Santa Clara County, California, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Tent interior in a pea pickers camp, Santa Clara County, California, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tent interior in a pea pickers camp. Food supply and household equipment. Santa Clara County, California

Background imageChemical Collection: James Hyatt Inhaling Chlorine Gas, 1850-55. Creator: Peter Welling

James Hyatt Inhaling Chlorine Gas, 1850-55. Creator: Peter Welling
James Hyatt Inhaling Chlorine Gas, 1850-55

Background imageChemical Collection: Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark, 1801. Creator: Unknown

Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark, 1801. Creator: Unknown
Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark, 1801. Cinchona, source of the anti-malarial remedy quinine, from Encyclopaedia Londinensis, published by John Wilkes c1796-1828

Background imageChemical Collection: Rope Screen Used For Protection While Pressing Explosive Gun-Cotton, 1901. Creator: Unknown

Rope Screen Used For Protection While Pressing Explosive Gun-Cotton, 1901. Creator: Unknown
This Rope Screen Is Used For Protection While Pressing The Explosive Gun-Cotton At The Cordite Works, 1901. From " The Harmsworth Magazine, Volume VI

Background imageChemical Collection: Saturns cloud deck. Creator: NASA

Saturns cloud deck. Creator: NASA
Saturns cloud deck. There are three different layers of clouds, or clouddecks, in Saturns atmosphere. The first is made of ammonia clouds

Background imageChemical Collection: John Dalton (1766-1844), British physicist and chemist

John Dalton (1766-1844), British physicist and chemist

Background imageChemical Collection: Making leather in the lime yard at Neckinger Mills, London, 20th century

Making leather in the lime yard at Neckinger Mills, London, 20th century. Goatskins being soaked in water in pits of about seven feet deep before being placed in limewater to remove the hair

Background imageChemical Collection: Cement materials, 1963. Artist: Michael Walters

Cement materials, 1963. Artist: Michael Walters
Cement materials, 1963. Lime and silica make up about 85% of the mass of cement and requires around 80 different operations requiring a large amount of heat and energy

Background imageChemical Collection: Vacuum absorbtion chamber, Edgar Allen Steel Co, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1962

Vacuum absorbtion chamber, Edgar Allen Steel Co, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1962. A technician with a vacuum absorbtion chamber, which is used in the production of tungsten carbide

Background imageChemical Collection: Tungsten carbide furnace being loaded, Edgar Allen Steel Co, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1962

Tungsten carbide furnace being loaded, Edgar Allen Steel Co, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1962. Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound containing equal parts of tungsten and carbon atoms

Background imageChemical Collection: A lab tachnician with a Reichter Microscope at a steelworks, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1962

A lab tachnician with a Reichter Microscope at a steelworks, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1962. A lab tachnician checks the quality of tungsten carbide with at the Edgar Allen Steel Co

Background imageChemical Collection: Experimental laboratory: aircraft factory, 1941. Artist: Cecil Beaton

Experimental laboratory: aircraft factory, 1941. Artist: Cecil Beaton
Experimental laboratory: aircraft factory, 1941. From Air of Glory, by Cecil Beaton. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1941]

Background imageChemical Collection: A Chemical Laboratory in 1747, 1747, (1904)

A Chemical Laboratory in 1747, 1747, (1904). From Social England, Volume V, edited by H.D. Traill, D.C.L. and J. S. Mann, M.A. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1904]

Background imageChemical Collection: Sacking Nitrate, 1911

Sacking Nitrate, 1911. From Chile, by G. F. Scott Elliot, M.A. F.R.G.S. [T. Fisher Terrace, London, 1911]

Background imageChemical Collection: Iodine Being Prepared For Shipment in the Salitreras of Tarapaca, 1911

Iodine Being Prepared For Shipment in the Salitreras of Tarapaca, 1911. From Chile, by G. F. Scott Elliot, M.A. F.R.G.S. [T. Fisher Terrace, London, 1911]

Background imageChemical Collection: Ship Awaiting Cargoes of Nitrate at Iquique, 1911

Ship Awaiting Cargoes of Nitrate at Iquique, 1911. From Chile, by G. F. Scott Elliot, M.A. F.R.G.S. [T. Fisher Terrace, London, 1911]

Background imageChemical Collection: Loading Up With Nitrates, 1911

Loading Up With Nitrates, 1911. From Chile, by G. F. Scott Elliot, M.A. F.R.G.S. [T. Fisher Terrace, London, 1911]

Background imageChemical Collection: The Most Mysterious Substance in Nature - Radium, 1903. Artist: Alfred Hugh Fisher

The Most Mysterious Substance in Nature - Radium, 1903. Artist: Alfred Hugh Fisher
The Most Mysterious Substance in Nature - Radium, 1903. Experiments made in Paris by the discoverers, Pierre and Marie Curie

Background imageChemical Collection: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist, 1848

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist, 1848. Gay-Lussac (1778-1850) made balloon ascents to investigate terrestrial magnetism and composition

Background imageChemical Collection: A Chlorine Gas Attack, Second Battle of Ypres, Belgium, 1915, (1926). Artist: Lucien Jonas

A Chlorine Gas Attack, Second Battle of Ypres, Belgium, 1915, (1926). Artist: Lucien Jonas
A Chlorine Gas Attack, Second Battle of Ypres, Belgium, 1915, (1926). On 22 April 1915 the Germans released 168 tons of chlorine gas over a four mile front, in the first gas attack of the war



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