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Individuals and families

Accession: 1969-002Identifier: 1969-002-II.


  • From the Collection: Creation: 1700s-1991
  • From the Collection: Creation: Majority of material found within 1860-1954

Scope and Contents

The Individuals and families series includes includes du Pont, his family and extended family, friends and associates. The images are mostly individual portraits of identified people, over half of this series contains photographs of various du Pont family members, with particular emphasis on P.S. du Pont. There are group portraits and snapshots of families, many identified, but not always. Most of the photographs are original and there are a few original engravings, however, there are also many photographic reproductions of engravings, paintings, or drawings of those who lived prior to the invention of photography in 1826. There are glass and film negatives taken by P.S. du Pont himself. Many of these are from his youth; for example, the 65 negatives taken at Phillips Academy where his brother was a student. There are albums of cartes de visite of which many of the subjects are identified and also an album once in the possession of Henry Algernon du Pont containing Civil War-era military officers (predominantly physicians) and military scenes. There is a two-volume set of du Pont de Nemours family portraits that was printed for the 100 anniversary of the family and an album of the 150th family reunion in 1950. The albums are listed in the beginning of the series, followed by individuals/families listed alphabetically by last name.


From the Collection: 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Film based materials (Boxes 99-111) are located in remote storage. Please contact staff 48 hours in advance of research visit at

Access to view lantern slides is at the discretion of the conservator. Please inquire in advance of your visit.

Glass plate negatives DO NOT CIRCULATE.

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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