Eli Lilly and Company
African-American man with horse at Lilly Biological Laboratories, Greenfield, Indiana, 1918 - An African-American man holds the reins of a horse at the Lilly Biological Laboratories west of Greenfield. They pose in front of a tower with a red tile roof and a sign for "Lilly." A handwritten note on the back reads "Eli Lilly, Greenfield."Image number 63615 indicates that this was photographed in 1918. According to the lab's National Register of Historic Places nomination, architect Robert Frost Daggett designed the Spanish Revival-style structure that was built in 1913-1914 to manufacture antitoxins, serums, vaccines and other medicines for diseases such as dipheria, smallpox, scarlet fever, rabies, tetanus, and influenza. The tower was flanked by stalls that held innoculated horses and other animals whose blood serum was used for treatment and other research. | Indiana Album, Inc.
Photo of a man and horse by Lilly Tower, Greenfield, Indiana, ca. 1940 - Photo showing a man holding the reins of a horse in front of a tower with a sign for "Lilly". On the back it reads, "Eli Lilly, Greenfield."