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DuPont Company gunpowder advertisement

1851
 Collection
Accession: 2011-327

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 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. This item is an 1851 advertisement for DuPont gunpowders, including Eagle gunpowder, gunpowder for ordnance, and gunpowder for blasting and shipping.

Dates

  • 1851

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 print : b&w engraving ; 18 x 14.5 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. 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

This item is an 1851 advertisement for DuPont gunpowders, including Eagle gunpowder, gunpowder for ordnance, and gunpowder for blasting and shipping. Engraved advertisement features vignettes of hunting scenes, stacked rifles, and eagle. The advertisement is titled "DuPont's Gunpowder: Superfine, Sporting, and All Other Kinds" and was drawn and engraved by J. W. Steel, Philadelphia.

Location

VV4-5

Access Restrictions

This item is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Additional Description

General Note

Item received conservation treatment and custom housing in December 2011.

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
DuPont Company gunpowder advertisement
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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