Images from the Science History Institute

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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 Examples[edit]

The following examples link back to the Science History Institute's digital repository. For more information about copyright determination and Wikipedia licenses, see this Hirthle chart

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 Manuscripts[edit]

Before 1600[edit]

De Re Metallica, first published 1556, various editions[edit]
Liber de arte Distillandi, Hieronymus Brunschwig, 1512[edit]
Pandora, das ist, 1582[edit]

1600 to 1699[edit]

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

1700 to 1799[edit]

Bibliotheca chemica curiosa, Jean-Jacques Manget, 1702[edit]

1800 to 1899[edit]

Elémens De Pyrotechnie, Claude-Fortuné Ruggieri, 1811[edit]

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

System-search.svgSee also: Category:Claude-Fortuné Ruggieri.

1900 to 1999[edit]

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

Books as objects[edit]



Chinese Artwork[edit]

Liebig's Extract of Meat Trading Cards[edit]

Chimistes Celebres Trading Card Set[edit]



People in Stamps[edit]

People in Artwork[edit]

Artists and their work[edit]

Entrepreneurs, Scientists, and Academics[edit]


Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory[edit]

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

System-search.svgSee also: Category:Images from the Travis Hignett Collection.

Underwood & Underwood Stereographs of Manufacturing Industries[edit]

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

System-search.svgSee also: Category:Underwood & Underwood Stereographs of Manufacturing Industries.

Document Archives[edit]

Arnold Beckman[edit]
The Chemists' Club[edit]

Released with permission (not from CHF Collections)[edit]

Public Domain Images (not from CHF Collections)[edit]


Other Artifacts[edit]




Chemistry Sets and Science Toys[edit]

Medical Equipment[edit]

Museum exhibitions[edit]

Second Skin: The Science of Stretch[edit]