Chlordane was a very common insecticide used to combat termite infestations. The great advantage it had was that it would last in the soil for decades, effectively protecting a house for a very long time. This was of course also why it was banned: Like DDT, once it gets into the environment, it stays.
I found this old bottle in the basement of the building where our studio is located.
Source: Theodore Gray
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 16 October, 2009
Text Updated: 1 November, 2009