Julius Shulman-Synthetic Rubber Plant, Los Angeles, Cal. 1943
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Photographer: Julius Shulman

Subject: Synthetic Rubber Plant

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job: SYN-2

Date: 1943

Styrene Recovery: Combined styrome is stripped from rubber latex in these towers and is returned to the tank farm for use in future operations.

Goodyear Rubber Company as well as other rubber companies started facilities on the West Coast in the mid 1920's. Due to other major manufacturing industries also locating in the area and the availability of raw materials, at least 3 other rubber companies were also opened. By the early 1940's these factories were employing thousands of persons and supplying the west coast as well as Alaska and Hawaii with all their tires. 

Owner: Defence Plant Corporation operated by Goodyear Synthitic Rubber Corporation
Consulting engineer: J. Gordon Turnbull Inc. 


Gelatin Silver Print: Unframed. Paper size: 20" x 24"  (50.80 x 60.96 cm.) Image size: 16" x 20"  (40.6 x 50.8 cm).
Shulman's studio stamp and signature on verso.

Signed by Julius Shulman at his Hollywood Hills studio.

Image is in Excellent Condition. Condition Report: Any statement of condition  is given as an opinion and does not imply that this photograph is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfection or the effects of aging.

This Julius Shulman image came from Shulman's Hollywood Hills studio

  • Item #: Job: SYN-2

Julius Shulman-Synthetic Rubber Plant, Los Angeles, Cal. 1943

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