DuPont Company telephone operators photomontageCreation: 1916-1982
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. This item is a photomontage of five images, each image depicts a group of women working in a small telephone operator room.
- Creation: 1916-1982
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (Organization)
General Physical Description
1 photomontage : b&w ; 16.5 x 22.5 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. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations, most notably inventions of synthetic fibers such as nylon, rayon, teflon, and kevlar, among many others.
Scope and Content
This item is a photomontage of five images (roughly 5 x 6.25 in.), each image depicts a group of women working in a small telephone operator room. The photographs date: 1916, 1951, 1962, 1965 and 1982. Across the top the photomontage it reads, "DuPont Telephone Exchanges."
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- DuPont Company telephone operators photomontage
- Laurie Rizzo
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