E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Sporting Powder Division
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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 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The company began with the production of gunpowder. E.I. du Pont de Nemours' Explosives Manufacturing Department was created in May 1917 by the merger of the Black Powder Operating Department and the High Explosives Operating Department. This collection consists primarily of prints published by the DuPont Company's Sporting Powder Division and Explosives Department between 1917 and 1951.
James L. Lovell (1896-1984) worked for the DuPont Company as an exhibition marksman in the Sporting Powders Division. His papers include items from his career with the DuPont Company, primarily during his years in the Sporting Powders Division, but also items related to trapshooting.
The DuPont Company began with the manufacture of gunpowder, and particularly from about 1890 to 1930, commissioned many illustrations in oil and watercolor for advertising purposes. This collection consists of a set of eighteen color prints entitled "Our American Game Birds" from paintings by Lynn Bogue Hunt, published by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. - Sporting Powder Division. Each print has a written description on its reverse, by Edward Howe Forbush. As the set's title suggests, various game birds are the subjects of each print.