CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—It's easy to romanticize the rubber industry. The black-and-white photos from more than a century go captured the simplicity and passion of the industry, telling stories 1,000 words at a time.
The Rubber & Plastics News archives are brimming with history. They capture the past as it was—the good and the bad. They serve as a portal to the past, allowing those who shuffle through them the chance to see where the industry has been, where it is going and how much it has changed.
This is what the natural rubber industry has looked like over the years. It's just a small sample of the storied history of our industry, the rubber industry.