Haloid Photographic Paper Samples
As the Xerox Historical Archives items above demonstrate, even
historically, sex sells. These leave-behind samples in the form of
risqué calendars, complete with flirtatious calendar girls, remind us
that business-to-business sales practices have come a long way since
the early 20th century. Or have they?
Haloid Lab Coats
When The Haloid Company became Haloid Xerox in 1958, hundreds
of researchers led by John Dessauer were engaged in the development
of the Xerox® 914 and other applications of Xerox® technology. Despite
taking nearly a decade to perfect their seminal masterpiece, many of
the research team shared in the risks by taking pay cuts, stock options
in lieu of pay and sacrificed free time by spending long hours in the
lab. Such was the strength of their dedication and belief that their
efforts would change the world.
Haloid High Contrast Photo Paper
The quest to find a fast and easy way to make copies of documents
didn’t start with xerography. Many different processes existed but
all had their drawbacks, including the use of malodorous chemicals,
the need to produce copy “masters” and the need for bulky and
hazardous equipment. As a producer of photographic paper, even
Haloid had entered the fray with special high contrast photo papers
intended for photographic reproduction of documents.