Pierre and Frederic A. Gentieu photographs1884-1920
- Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930 (Photographer, Person)
- Gentieu, Frederic A., 1872-1951 (Photographer, Person)
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He began working for DuPont in 1877 and remained a loyal employee until his retirement in 1911. In 1879, while on a lunch break Gentieu painted the Lower Yard. The painting impressed his direct supervisor, Lammot du Pont (1831-1884) who requested that Gentieu photograph it so that various members of the du Pont family could have a copy. Shortly after Gentieu was promoted to making sieves for separating powder grains. In 1881, he was promoted to yard clerk, and then later store keeper at the mills.
Drawing and photography were among Gentieu’s favorite pastimes. The du Pont’s allowed Gentieu to photograph the DuPont Co. plant, property, family members, and their homes. He created an invaluable photographic record of the company's Brandywine Mills at the turn of the century.
Frederick Auguste Gentieu (1872-1951) was Pierre Gentieu's oldest son. In 1937, he retired as Plant Manager from the DuPont Company's at the Carney's Point plant. He worked there for fifty-two years. He was one time Mayor of Penn's Grove, New Jersey, and chief of the fire department. He also was a Commander of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War in New Jersey and a 32nd Degree Mason.
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