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DuPont Company Ponsol dye poster

circa 1930
 Collection
Identifier: 1998-222

Abstract

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.

Dates

  • circa 1930

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 poster : color ; 29.5 x 21 in.

Historical Note

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 Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The company began 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. These vat dyes are chemically complex and insoluble in water. The process of air oxidation strongly casts the dye on the fiber, providing for excellent wash-fastness and light-fastness. Anthraquinone dyes were originally developed in Germany.

Scope and Content

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. The poster was made by the American Trading Company.

Location

Drawer A-05.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
DuPont Company Ponsol dye poster
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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