DuPont Company Rifle Powder advertisementCreation: undated
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established as a black powder manufactory in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). This item is a single adverstiment for DuPont's Rifle Powder.
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- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (Organization)
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1 item : b&w ; 6.25 x 9.25 in. Masking tape along edges, fading, foxing.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established as a black powder manufactory 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. By 1926 the company officially dissolved the powder production unit, although it had already been inactive for many years.
Scope and Content
The advertisement has three circular figures of gunpowder along the top. The top text reads: "This grade of Rifle Powder has maintained a national reputation for many years as the most satisfactory shot-gun powder." Beneath in the center of the page there is a large hunting scene image. An image of a powder keg appears in each bottom corner. In between the two kegs the text reads: "Sportsmen and the trade in general have long appreciated its merits, both in the field and at the trap."
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- DuPont Company Rifle Powder advertisement
- Laurie Rizzo
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