E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Racine explosive plant engineers panoramic photographcirca 1914-1918
In 1918, the company opened an additional plant in Racine, Wisconsin to increase the production of smokeless powder to meet the growing demand in order to support the war effort. This panoramic photograph shows a group of engineers outside of the plant.
- circa 1914-1918
General Physical Description
1 photographic print : panoramic photograph ; 9.5 x 27 in.
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.
During World War I, the DuPont Company manufactured over a million pounds of smokeless powder a day. In 1918, the company opened an additional plant in Racine, Wisconsin to increase the production to meet the growing demand.
John A. Dick (1879-1972), the first full-time photographer hired by the DuPont Company, documented the growth of the plant during World War I.
Scope and Content
Group portrait of unidentified engineers at unnamed explosives plant (?) in Racine, Wisconsin during World War I.
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