"Hyman Gordon, 15, Boston, Mass., demonstrates his 'chemical man' he built out of bits of rubber, glass, cigar boxes and other odds and ends. When the figure is stuck with a pin he reacts after the manner of a mortal. He eats and digests food. The tubes here indicate the lungs, heart, bladder, intestines, etc." (Milwaukee Sentinal, Jan, 11, 1936). Photo by Leslie Jones.
The Chemical Man is obviously not to be confused with the Chemical Chicken (also photographed by Leslie Jones, date uncertain), nor (while we're at it) with Scrappo (the mechanical scrap metal creation made by the Marion County salvage committee, Salem, Oregon, 1942).