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[Roadside pollution : color slide (chromogenic phototransparency).]

view [Roadside pollution : color slide (chromogenic phototransparency).] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H (Sultner, Donald Harvey) 1914-1981
Physical description:
Color-dye gelatin on film
1 item, 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"
Type:
Chromogenic processes
Photographs
Date:
1966
Circa 1950-1960
1950-1980
1960-1990
Summary:
Trash near dumpsters, including green plastic trash bags. "Kodak Safety Film 6017" imprint on film edge. In an email sent Feb. 9, 2015, Roger Sherman (NMAH curator), indicated that plastic trash bags probably didn't become common until the 1960s. Plastic garbage bags were invented in 1950, but the first green plastic garbage bags for the home were sold by Union Carbide (Glad Bags) in the late 1960s. (See http://whatdoino-steve.blogspot.com/2015/01/selmas-garbage-bag-problem.html.
Cite as:
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Plastics
Refuse and refuse disposal
Pollution
Man--Influence on nature
Refuse
Visual pollution
Local number:
AC0145-0000056.tif (AC scan no.)
VDF 36699
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Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection: ca. 1790-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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