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Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory vertical aerial photograph

circa 1962
 Collection
Identifier: 2012-216

Abstract

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The DuPont Company opened the Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware as a research facility to test the effects of normal wear and tear on DuPont's line of synthetic fibers and fabrics. This item is a vertical aerial photograph of DuPont's Chestnut Run facility in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dates

  • circa 1962

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 photographic print : b&w ; 36 x 36 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 and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont 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. The DuPont Company opened the Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware as a research facility to test the effects of normal wear and tear on DuPont's line of synthetic fibers and fabrics.

Scope and Content

This item is a vertical aerial photograph of DuPont's Chestnut Run facility in Wilmington, Delaware. The scale of the photograph is approximately 1" = 120'. The image includes parts of Elsemere neighborhoods surrounding the Chestnut Run site.

Location

Drawer AA-13.

Access Restrictions

This item is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory vertical aerial photograph
Status:
Online
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

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