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Gelatin silver prints
August 6, 1940
Participants in the first meeting of the National Inventors Council, August 6, 1940. Standing left to right: Dr. Fin Sparre (1879-1944), Director of Research, Du Pont Corporation; Dr. Webster N. Jones, Dean of Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology; Frederick Morris Feiker (1881-1967), Dean, George Washington University School of Engineering; patent attorney Lawrence Langner (1890-1962); Watson Davis (1896-1967), Director of Science Service. Seated left to right: Frederick Morrell Zeder, vice-president, Chrysler Corporation; Conway P. Coe, U.S. Patent Commissioner; Dr. Charles Franklin Kettering (Chairman of Council), President, General Motors Research Corporation; Dr. Thomas Midgley (1889-1944), vice-president, Ethyl Gasoline Corporation; Dr. William David Coolidge, Director of General Electric Research Laboratories.