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Aurora Gun Club is a private target shooting organization and social club. It has had six locations since its founding in 1895 by brothers Eugene du Pont (1873-1954) and Alexis I. du Pont (1869-1921), are all centered in the area around Wilmington, Delaware. The records of the Aurora Gun Club are comprised of records collected by the club presidents and treasurers from approximately 1955 through 2006. The records range from membership rosters, club bulletins and shoot results to financial records.
The Advertising Department representatives in each of the industrial departments worked with the central staff in creating ad campaigns.The collection consists of miscellaneous Du Pont Company advertising materials, including postcards, pictorial envelopes, lantern slides, advertisements, display cards, and illustrated pamphlets.
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 (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. This small collection consists of eight letter-size gunpowder advertising envelopes, including Peters cartridges, DuPont smokeless powder, Laflin & Rand, and Hazard Powder Company.
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. This collection consists of two decks of playing cards illustrated with the DuPont oval and a game bird picture on the back of each card.
The Hercules Powder Co. was one of companies created from the break up of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours "powder trust" in 1911 as ruled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. The Laflin and Rand Powder Company, one of the largest gunpowder manufacturers in the nineteenth century, was formed from several predecessor companies, including the Laflin Powder Company and the Smith & Rand Powder Company. This collection consists of a Hercules Powder Company calendar from 1919 and an undated illustration from a company calendar. There are also reproductions of a group of three different display card advertisements for Laflin & Rand Powder Company, probably for point-of-sale or counter display.
The DuPont Company began with the manufacture of gunpowder, and particularly from about 1890 to 1930, commissioned many illustrations in oil and watercolor for advertising purposes. This collection consists of a set of eighteen color prints entitled "Our American Game Birds" from paintings by Lynn Bogue Hunt, published by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. - Sporting Powder Division. Each print has a written description on its reverse, by Edward Howe Forbush. As the set's title suggests, various game birds are the subjects of each print.
- Subject: Game and game-birds X
- Audiovisual Collections 5
- Manuscripts and Archives 1
- Advertisements 5
- Gunpowder industry 4
- Hunting 4
- Explosives industry 3
- Trapshooting 2
- Financial statements 1
- Finishes and finishing 1
- Gunpowder, Smokeless 1
- Military uniforms 1
- Private clubs 1
- Textile fibers, Synthetic 1
- Toys 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1 ∧ less
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 2
- Aurora Gun Club 1
- Doremus, T. E. (Thomas E.), 1874-1962 1
- Du Pont family 1
- Du Pont, Eugene E. (Eugene Eleuthère), 1882-1966 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Department 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Sporting Powder Division 1
- Forbush, Edward 1
- Fuller, A.D. (Arthur Davenport), 1889-1966 1
- Hercules Powder Company 1
- Hoskins, Gayle Porter, 1887-1962 1
- Hunt, Lynn Bogue, 1878-1960 1
- Laflin & Rand Powder Co 1
- Price, Norman, 1877-1951 1
- Reynolds, W. Glasgow (William Glasgow), 1911-1987 1 ∧ less