That's a real shirt, with real pencils in the pocket, and real rubber gloves, with a real test tube. The hair and steam is cotton batting. The background is black construction paper - doesn't it look like a blackboard?
Who knows WHAT those goggles are made of but I sure am glad that he's following proper lab precautions! Safety first! Chemical explosions second.
At an Upper West Side branch of the New York Public Library.