E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. During World War I, the DuPont Company entered the dye industry. This small collection of photographs is primarily of DuPont Company plant sites of dye works and explosives. There are numerous views of the Carrollville, Wisconsin, plant and the Terre, Indiana, plant.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. Ponsol is the DuPont trade name of a line of anthraquinone vat dyes first commercially produced in the United States in 1919. The poster shows a woman in a blue sweater holding a branch of cherry blossoms. Chinese legend around the sides of the image translates
Fabrics dyed in Ponsol never fade.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Jackson and Technical laboratories at the Dye Works panoramic photographs
The Jackson Laboratory and the Technical Laboratory was established by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company at its Deepwater, New Jersey, in 1917 and 1920 respectively to manufacture and research dyes. This collection consists of two panoramic photographs of exteriors of the laboratories.
The DuPont Company constructed a dye works at Deepwater Point, New Jersey (also called just Deepwater, New Jersey) during World War I to enter the market for dyes left vacant by Germany's absence. This collection consists of fifteen panomaric photographs of views of the Deepwater Point, New Jersey dye works of the DuPont Company, including ground before building started, building exteriors, and a group portrait of employees of the Jackson Laboratory.
Rolf Dessauer (1926-) was a research chemist who specialized in dyes. He began a lengthy career with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in 1952 as a research chemist at Jackson Laboratory, DuPont’s center for dye research. Dessauer invented chemistry in which exposure to visible light stabilized the background enabling dark and light areas to retain their contrast. Intense research and patent studies led Dessauer and his colleagues to a new technology, UVI – Ultraviolet Imaging. Dessauer's papers document his career as a noted scientist and chemist.