[Roadside pollution : color slide (chromogenic phototransparency).]
Sultner-Welles, Donald H (Sultner, Donald Harvey) 1914-1981
Color-dye gelatin on film
1 item, 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"
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.
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Refuse and refuse disposal
Man--Influence on nature
AC0145-0000056.tif (AC scan no.)
Unrestricted research use on site. Images also available on videodisc. Unprotected photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves