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DuPont Company photographs

circa 1920-1970
 Collection
Accession: 2006-237

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 for the production of black powder. This collection includes publicity photographs from the DuPont Company, many relating to nylon and its uses in World War II. Other subjects include company executives, employees, and stock holders; various factories and facilities; general World War II production awards; high explosives workers; and hunting.

Dates

  • circa 1920-1970

Creator

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

General Physical Description

214 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.; 7 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in.; 17 photographic negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.; 3 photographic negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.; 10 transparencies : color ; 2.25 x 2.25 in.; 1 item : slide strip with viewer (eight images), color ; 35 mm.; 1 postcard and 1 sound disk.

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 du Ponts purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware for the production of black powder. During wartime the company was a major supplier for the United States government. During peacetime, the company marketed their product towards sportsmen and hunters.

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of publicity photographs from the DuPont Company, many relating to nylon and its uses in World War II. Other subjects include company executives, employees, and stock holders; various factories and facilities; general World War II production awards; high explosives workers; and hunting. There are two photographs of the construction of the DuPont Country Club, stills from the production of the motion picture, "The DuPont Story," and thirty-five photographs of the DuPont Company's Louviers site, near Newark, Delaware, including architect's renderings. There are two portraits of Wallace Carothers and one photograph of the ceremony at the dedication of the Carothers Laboratory in 1946. There are three photographs from the Holotron Company of Wilmington, Delaware, manufacturers of ultrasonic imaging equipment. There is a press kit with eighteen photographs and other materials from the DuPont Company exhibit at the 1964 New York World's Fair.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for reesearch.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
DuPont Company photographs
Status:
Author:
Laurie Rizzo
Date:
2013
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