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

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0962]

Creator: Delano, Frank Elmer 1911-1985

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1945

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

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.

Subject

  • 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

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1945

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

  • Solar stills
  • Inventors

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0962]