I found another misfiled contact sheet the other day–they’re easy to get wrong because the images are so tiny. We see on this sheet several chemists, two that I recognize and two that I don’t. Since I had so much success getting you to identify the people in last week’s picture, I thought I’d try again. This may be a bit harder, though. These photos are definitely older, but I’m not sure exactly how old. (Sometimes chemists can have a sort of timeless quality about them.) They’re also a little scratched up, but it’s definitely still worth a look.
The first fellow is very easy–it’s Bob Curl, looking pretty much exactly the same as he does today. Someone mentioned in the comments last week that he looked so different in the picture of the masters and college presidents. It’s the suit and tie and the short haircut that make him hard to recognize there. This picture here is almost certainly older than that one, so I can only conclude that Curl was going through some kind of phase in 1970.
The other guy I recognize I’m saving for later. I promise it will be a nice story.
Extra Bonus: I realized this afternoon that Public Affairs people are constantly making me get my picture taken, but you never see a picture of one of them. So here’s one, messing with his cell phone.