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The purpose of this set of galleries is to organize images of different types from the Science History Institute, to track contributions of different types and to make it easier to find and create comparable metadata and licensing for similar images.


Canonical ExamplesEdit

The following examples link back to the Science History Institute's digital repository.

Artwork is useful for paintings, three dimensional artworks, and illustrations from books. (The Book template is intended only for complete books, not for single pages or illustrations.) Identify books as belonging to either the "Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library" (if Neville is mentioned in the catalog record) or the "Othmer Library of Chemical History".

Photograph is intended mainly for historical photographs from museum collections. Its parameters are also useful for describing more current institutional photographs and photographs of historical and scientific artifacts from museum collections. (An Artifact template would be useful for GLAM institutions.)

The Information template is the most basic Wikimedia Commons template. It can be used if you don't need to add collection- or photographer- specific information to an item. If you aren't sure what is appropriate, use the Information template, and put details in the description.


Books and ManuscriptsEdit

Before 1600Edit

De Re Metallica, first published 1556, various editionsEdit
Liber de arte Distillandi, Hieronymus Brunschwig, 1512Edit
Pandora, das ist, 1582Edit

1600 to 1699Edit

De distillatione, Giambattista della Porta, 1608Edit
René Descartes, 1644Edit
Musaeum Hermeticum, 1678Edit
Basil ValentineEdit
Basil Valentine (other editions)Edit
Polygraphice, William Salmon, 1685Edit
Medicina practica, William Salmon, 1692Edit
Other books by William SalmonEdit

1700 to 1799Edit

Bibliotheca chemica curiosa, Jean-Jacques Manget, 1702Edit

1800 to 1899Edit

1900 to 1999Edit

American Red Cross and Medical Research Committee, An Atlas of Gas Poisoning, 1918Edit
Hand Book of Pharmacy and TherapeuticsEdit
Bakelite review : silver anniversary number, 1910-1935Edit
Bausch & Lomb Spectronic 20 Colorimeter Cat No. 33-29-40, Reference manual, 1962Edit
Cary Model 14 Recording Spectrophotometer, 1960Edit
Samuel Golter, City of HopeEdit

Books as objectsEdit



Chinese ArtworkEdit

Liebig's Extract of Meat Trading CardsEdit

Chimistes Celebres Trading Card SetEdit



People in StampsEdit

People in ArtworkEdit

Artists and their workEdit

Entrepreneurs, Scientists, and AcademicsEdit


Fixed Nitrogen Research LaboratoryEdit

Here are some examples. See the category (below) for the complete set.

Underwood & Underwood Stereographs of Manufacturing IndustriesEdit

Here are some examples. See the category (below) for the complete set.

Document ArchivesEdit

Arnold BeckmanEdit
The Chemists' ClubEdit

Released with permission (not from CHF Collections)Edit

Public Domain Images (not from CHF Collections)Edit


Other ArtifactsEdit




Chemistry Sets and Science ToysEdit

Medical EquipmentEdit

Museum exhibitionsEdit

Second Skin: The Science of StretchEdit

Things Fall ApartEdit

CHF videos and related photographsEdit

Public Domain Images not from CHF CollectionsEdit

Science History Institute SiteEdit


36 S 3rd St, John C Haas ArchiveEdit




First FridaysEdit

GLAM BannersEdit

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, June 2013Edit

Wikipedia Workshop & Edit-a-thon, THATCamp Philly, September 2013Edit