Photo Details

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress).

  • Glass negatives.
  • 1 negative : glass ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller
  • Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves.
  • Date from caption list.
  • Caption from caption list: Chemist G. G. Beyer, of the Internal Revenue Bureau, making the fuse oil test for coloring matter in a half pint bottle of a bootleggars ware. With the addition of fusel [i.e., fuse] oil the matter used to give whiskey color separates from the other ingredients.
  • Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947.
  • This glass negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings.
  • Temp. note: Batch one.


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