(left to right): George Gallowhur (1905-1974), Frank Elmer Delano (1911-1985), and Richard Delano

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George Gallowhur (1905-1974) (at left) was an industrialist who had invented the sunscreen Skol and whose company, Gallowhur Chemical Corp., was manufacturing a new "sunstill" (which used solar energy to distill salt water into drinking water); Frank Elmer Delano (1911-1985) (center), a cousin of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a Navy lieutenant in the Bureau of Aeronautics; Richard Delano (at right), another cousin of the President, had invented the sunstill for use in pilot rescue kits during World War II. In this 1945 photograph, the three are posing in an exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.


  • Delano, Frank Elmer 1911-1985
  • Delano, Richard
  • Gallowhur, George 1905-1974
  • Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Gallowhur Chemical Corporation
  • United States Navy Department Bureau of Aeronautics

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0962

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0962]

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