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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. gunpowder advertising card

circa 1820
 Collection
Accession: 1998-250

Abstract

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. This item is an advertising card for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Gunpowder manufactured on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware and sold through dealers in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.

Dates

  • circa 1820

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 advertising card : b&w ; 3 x 4.75 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 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

Advertising card for E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. gunpowder. Card states "Brandywine gunpowder, warranted equal to any imported, manufactured by E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co" Wilmington, Delaware. "Apply for said Powder to MR. ARCHIBALD McCALL -Philadelphia, MR. ANTH. GIRARD- New York City". Blank area for "Boston." Published in Wilmington (Delaware). Printed by J. Wilson.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. gunpowder advertising card
Status:
Date:
2016
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

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400