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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). This collection of more than 1250 discrete photographs depicts the landscape and buildings at or near the company's explosives manufacturing plants along Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware. Approximately 900 images depict powder yard sites, including the DuPont Experimental Station, either during the mills' final decades of operation or prior to, during, and after excavation and restoration work on the site in the 1950s and 1960s. Most of the remaining images depict the worker communities which surrounded the powder yards.
In 1902, DuPont took control of Laflin & Rand, including the Haskell Works. Infallible and Ballistite powders were manufactured there. The works played an important role in smokeless powder production during World War I. The panoramic photographs depict views of the Du Pont Company's smokeless powder works in Haskell, New Jersey and the workers village nearby.
In 1904 the DuPont Company purchased the International Smokeless Powder and Chemical Company, which was then producing smokeless powder and nitrocellulose products in their plant in Parlin, New Jersey. This collection consists of seven panormaic photographs that show views of the Parlin, New Jersey plant, including views of production facilities and worker housing.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc., Carney's Point Works and workers housing panoramic photographs
The DuPont Company purchased the land for a smokeless powder plant at Carney's Point, New Jersey (across the Delaware River from Wilmington, Delaware) in 1890. In 1892 it produced its first guncotton, and then the first smokeless powder. This collection consists of twenty panoramic photographs of Carney's Point smokeless powder plant, including exteriors of various buildings and groups of workers.
Pierre A. Gentieu (1842-1930) was a long-time employee of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Gentieu was born in France in 1842. He emigrated to the United States around 1859. He began working for DuPont in 1877. This collection is comprised of images taken by DuPont Company employee Pierre Gentieu from approximately 1880 to 1920. Gentieu's images document the DuPont Company Powder Yards along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington Delaware. The collection documents the surrounding community along the Brandywine including worker's families, du Pont family homes, churches in the area, DuPont Company exposition displays, and other facets of social and work life in the area.
- Gunpowder, Smokeless 3
- Panoramic photographs 3
- Company towns 2
- Explosives industry 2
- Powder mills 2
- Brandywine Creek (Pa. and Del.) 1
- Brandywine Creek Valley (Pa. and Del.) 1
- Carney's Point (N.J.) 1
- Du Pont family -- Homes and haunts 1
- Finishes and finishing 1
- Haskell (N.J.) 1
- Henry Clay (Del. : Village) 1
- Industrial recreation 1
- Parlin (N.J.) 1
- Rolling-mills 1
- Weapons industry -- Employees 1
- Women employees 1 ∧ less
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 4
- Dick, John A., 1879-1972 3
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hagley Yard 2
- Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School 1
- Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Brandywine Works 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Carney's Point Works 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Haskell Works 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Parlin Plant 1
- Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930 1
- Hagley Museum and Library 1 ∧ less