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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Spruance plant panoramic photograph

1935 March 12
 Collection
Accession: 1969-157

Abstract

In 1927 the DuPont Company constructed a plant to manufacture viscose rayon. This panoramic photograph depicts an overview of the DuPont Company's Spruance Plant in Richmond, Virginia.

Dates

  • 1935 March 12

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 photographic print : panoramic photograph ; 9.5 x 38 in.

Historical Note

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. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations.

The DuPont Company constructed a plant to manufacture viscose rayon in Richmond in 1927. It also later made cellophane, which is the same material as viscose rayon, only in flat rather than filament form. In December 1935 the site was named the Spruance Plant in honor of DuPont Vice President William C. Spruance (1873-1935).

Scope and Content

Overview of the DuPont Company's Spruance Plant in Richmond, Virginia.

Location

OO1-4

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Spruance plant panoramic photograph
Status:
Date:
2014
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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