John W. Macklem collection of DuPont Company powder yards on the Brandywine Creek photographs
Pictorial Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library
PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
Finding aid prepared by Mary M. Day, 1974. Encoded by Laurie Rizzo, 2013.
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John W. Macklem compiled these photographs, two of which were taken by Pierre A. Gentieu (1842-1930), a long-term employee of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Buildings and scenes in DuPont Company explosives manufacturing plants along the Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware, including the Eleutherian Mills (or Upper) yard, the Upper Hagley yard, and the Lower Hagley yard. Most pictures were taken after the yards ceased operation in 1921 and the buildings were abandoned. However, included are some photographs taken by Pierre Gentieu while the yards were in operation. Also includes views of private residences near the yards, workers housing, aftermath of an explosion, a press house being demolished, Breck's Mill, and Henry Clay Village.
Most pictures have extensive captions signed by Macklem on reverse.