"The Champions Series" hunting dog advertising postcardsCreation: 1916
Postcards, issued by the Advertising Division of the Sales Department of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, depict images of hunting dogs, specifically the National Field Trial Championship winners from 1896-1910, produced by the artist Edmund Osthaus.
- Creation: 1916
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Department (Organization)
- Osthaus, Edm. H. (Artist, Person)
General Physical Description
13 prints (postcards) ; color : 8.3 x 13.5 cm.
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. The du Pont’s purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. During wartime the company was a major supplier for the United States government. During peacetime, the company marketed their product towards sportsmen and hunters. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. By 1926 the company officially dissolved the powder production unit, although it had already been inactive for many years.
Scope and Content
These postcards, issued by the Advertising Division of the Sales Department of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, depict images of hunting dogs, specifically the National Field Trial Championship winners from 1896 to 1910, produced by the artist Edmund Osthaus. Each card bears the legend "Shoot Du Pont Powers" as well as the featured dog's name, pedigree, and year of championship. The signature of the artist appears on each card.
This collection is open for research.
Language of Materials
Images in part II of this accession (1972.250.13 -.52), while purchased at the same time as these postcards, share with them neither connection through topic nor provenance previous to the items' purchase. As such, they have been cataloged under a separate record.
Finding Aid & Administrative Information
- "The Champions Series" hunting dog advertising postcards
- Laurie Rizzo
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