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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Parlin, New Jersey plant panoramic photographs

1918 1925
 Collection
Identifier: 1969-139

Abstract

In 1904 the DuPont Company purchased the International Smokeless Powder and Chemical Company, which was then producing smokeless powder and nitrocellulose products in their plant in Parlin, New Jersey. This collection consists of seven panormaic photographs that show views of the Parlin, New Jersey plant, including views of production facilities and worker housing.

Dates

  • 1918
  • 1925

Creator

Extent

7 item(s)

General Physical Description

7 photographic prints : panoramic photographs ; 10 x 84 in. or smaller.

Historical Note

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). 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.

In 1904 the DuPont Company purchased the International Smokeless Powder and Chemical Company, which was then producing smokeless powder and nitrocellulose products in their plant in Parlin, New Jersey. DuPont Company continued production there, and, after World War I, concentrated on the manufacturing of lacquers, solvents, plasticizers, "Duco" cement, and other finishes. In 1924, a second plant was built to make photographic products, especially motion picture film.

John A. Dick (1879-1972), the first full-time photographer hired by the DuPont Company, documented the growth of the plant during WWI in these photographs.

Scope and Content

Panoramic overviews of the Parlin, New Jersey plant of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, including views of production facilities and worker housing.

Location

OO 1-1; Drawer A-25

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Parlin, New Jersey plant panoramic photographs
Status:
Date:
2014
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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