These are photographs of Leo’s laboratory, taken by Larry Byck, who worked for Baekeland from 1910 until his death in 1956. According to his daughter, Nancy Byck Welch, the photos of Larry may have been taken remotely or by an unknown photographer. Dr. Burkhard Wagner expertly scanned the negatives.
See owner of Amsterdam Bakelite Collection, Reindert Groot’s article on the Laboratory photographs in his Bakelite Review #8 newsletter from April 2019.
You can learn more about Larry and his career in the Nancy Byck Welch videos.
Photographs owned by Nancy Byck Welch.