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The LIFE photo archive hosted by Google has a ton of lovely gems, here are a few I found that I really liked – all through a “MAKE” filter…

Make Pt1319
The contents assiting the Atomic Energy chemistry set.
Location: US
Date taken: September 1948
Photographer: Martha Holmes

Make Pt1306
Science As A Party Game
Author Kenneth Swezey (L) blowing pinch of cornstarch into candle flame to show how dust carried in the air can explode & destroy factories or coal mines as fans watch this experiment fr. his new bk. AFTER-DINNER SCIENCE.
Location: US
Date taken: October 1948
Photographer: George Silk

Make Pt1312
Science Fair.
Location: Cleveland, OH, US
Date taken: March 1958
Photographer: Andreas Feininger

Make Pt1313
A woman tool maker assembling a Buffalo machine gun.
Location: US
Date taken: 1943
Photographer: Wallace Kirkland

Make Pt1314
Chair maker working in shop.
Location: Damascus, Syria
Date taken: 1943
Photographer: John Phillips

Make Pt1311
Sixth grade science teacher Mildred Vance teaching a TV class.
Location: Hagerstown, MD, US
Date taken: November 1956
Photographer: Peter Stackpole

Make Pt1321
Leaping rubber explosively created from butadiene gas in bottle as demonstrated by M.I.T.’s Dr. A. Morton.
Location: US
Date taken: 1952
Photographer: W. Eugene Smith

Make Pt1308
Jr. Science Convention
Date taken: May 05, 1950
Photographer: Bernard Hoffman

Make Pt1309
Hopkins Science Show
Date taken: February 1952
Photographer: Mark Kauffman

Make Pt1318
Students conducting experiments in chemistry class at the Montevideo Highshool.
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Date taken: 1941
Photographer: Hart Preston

Make Pt1310
Life like models for use in science and health lectures manufactured at Cologne Health Museum.
Location: Cologne, Germany
Date taken: February 1955
Photographer: Ralph Crane

Make Pt1315
Folk singer John Jacob Niles (R) and cabinet maker Harry Mefford giving finishing touches to a new dulcimer. It will not be ready to play until it has “hung” for two or three years.
Location: Lexington, KY, US
Date taken: March 1943
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Make Pt1316
Pirate robot in a new Disneyland ride called “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Location: CA, US
Date taken: 1967
Photographer: Ralph Crane

Make Pt1317
Fresno’s Sunnyside Bowl-Bowling Alley.
Location: Fresno, CA, US
Date taken: 1961
Photographer: J. R. Eyerman

Make Pt1320
Cal. Tech chemistry professor, Dr. Linus Pauling, with his mineral collection.
Location: CA, US
Date taken: 1954
Photographer: J. R. Eyerman

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Windell Oskay says:

    I want to know more about this “leaping rubber.”

  2. bubbledumpster says:

    Do I see Flubber?

  3. Rachel Hobson says:

    This makes me more giddy than you could ever imagine.

  4. wow says:

    This is cool – I wnat to see more about “flying rubber”