Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

If you love mad science, you are about to be ecstatic. In these amazing historic images of laboratories — many over a century old — you can see the crazy, brilliant scientific instruments of another age.

French scientist Jollivet Castelot in his laboratory, 1880

Pictured above.

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The Alchemist by David Teniers The Younger, mid-1600s

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

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Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

(via Library Of Congress)

Louis Pasteur's laboratory at the Ecole Normale, c. 1885

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

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The laboratory where Tesla and Westinghouse developed apparatus for AC systems

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

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Rogers Laboratory Of Physics

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

(via Electro Therapy Museum)

Carlsberg Laboratory, Copenhagen, Denmark

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

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Female undergraduates at work in the laboratory at Girton College, Cambridge University, c. 1900

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

The college, founded in 1869, was the first for female undergraduates.

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Rutherford in his lab at McGill, c. 1905

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

(via McGill Faculty Of Science blog)

Mrs. M.M. Brooke, a chemist in her laboratory at the Corby Baking Company, c. 1922

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

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Marie Curie and Pierre Curie in their laboratory

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

(via Honors Physics)

Dr. Hale Charch, a member of the team which invented moisture proof cellophane in his laboratory, c. 1927

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

A large bag on his left held water for weeks whilst other control bags showed evaporation in a few days. The cellophane was invented in USA, but that was not waterproof.

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Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Building No. 5., West Orange, New Jersey

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

(via Library Of Congress)

Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, Fort Myers, Florida

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

(via Edison & Ford Winter Estates Blog)

Plasma from American blood donors is being used during operations at British hospitals in World War II

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

National Institute of Research in Hampstead, January 8 1941

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A man working with laboratory equipment, 1943

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

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Unidentified student in a science laboratory, mid-1940s

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

(via Sarah Lawrence College Archives)

ENIAC, the first fully electronic digital computer, 1946

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

(via Millersville University and Computer History)