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Abstract: Avon Products, Inc., manufactures and sells beauty, household and personal care products. In 1989, ground was broken on a new distribution center and warehouse in Suwanee, Georgia. The construction of the site was completed in May 1991 and officially opened in February, 1992. This is a small collection of photographic color prints that document the construction of the Suwanee distribution and warehouse site
Abstract: At the turn of the century, under the direction of Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939) and Eugene Grace (1876-1960), Bethlehem Steel Corporation became the second largest American steel company; combined with its other venture, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., it became a leading twentieth century American business. The collection includes a wide range of photography which documents the company’s long history and the breadth of its enterprises from east to west coasts and overseas. It contains eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century industrial and non-industrial images and of management and workers. As a research tool, its use will be as varied and extensive as the corporation itself was during its years as an American industrial giant.
Abstract: The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundreth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. This collection contains Centennial Exhibition photographs, albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera
Dates: circa 1872-1877
Abstract: Christ Church Christiana Hundred is an Episcopal church in Greenville, Delaware, founded in 1848 by the du Pont family and Reverend Samuel Brinckle (1796-1863).This collection of Christ Church photographs primarily document changes to the church site, both exterior and interior, between 1890 and 1983.
Dates: 1859-1998; bulk 1900-1998
Abstract: Conectiv, Inc. was formed in 1998 by the merger of Atlantic Electric Incorporated and Delmarva Power and Light Company, two large regional power utilities that supplied Southern New Jersey and the Delmarva Peninsula. Almost all the images in this collection came originally from the corporate archive of the Delmarva Power and Light Company (DP&L).The majority of the images in this collection come from the Delmarva Power and Light Company (DP&L), a predecessor of Conectiv, Inc. The images can generally be divided into three categories: DP&L equipment and facilities, DP&L employees, and views of buildings, both commercial and residential, throughout northern Delaware.
Dates: circa 1940-1982
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company, established in 1802. DuPont's Louviers office building, located near Newark, Delaware, was occupied by DuPont's Engineering Department beginning around the late 1950s. This collection consists mostly of photographs of DuPont's Louviers office building. There are some photographs showing the Engineering Department's move to the Louviers building in the late 1950s or early 1960s
Dates: circa 1940-1990
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. The Moberly Plant was an automotive finishes plant in Moberly Missouri from 1968 through 1990. The plant manufactured topcoat paints used to repair or refurinsh vehicles. This collection consists of materials related to the former DuPont Company site in Moberly, Missouri, 1968-1990. Materials include newsletters, guides to the plant, a magazine, a yearbook, certificates, photographs, slides, and negatives.
Abstract: DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant manufactured and packaged DuPont finishes such as Lucite paint, Duco laquers and Dulux enamels. The plant began operation in 1935. The collection consists of photographs, films and ephemera from the DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant.
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company, established in 1802. DuPont's Chestnut Run Laboratories was opened in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware. This collection consists of two albums documenting the history of the Chestnut Run facility between 1954 and 1961. One album contains primarily photographs taken of the facilities exteriors between 1955 and 1958. The second album contains mostly newspaper clippings between 1954 and 1961.
Dates: 1954-1961, 1965, 1979
Abstract: The DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from DuPont's first black powder works. The panoramic photograph provides an overview of the DuPont Company Experimental Station and Country Club, outside of Wilmington, Delaware. It shows temporary structures and construction for expansion of the Experimental Station.
Dates: circa 1947
Abstract: The Neoprene B plant was located at DuPont's Deepwater Point, New Jersey site, which was later named the Chambers Works. This collection consists of three panoramic photographs showing the construction of the Neoprene B plant.
Abstract: 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). The du Ponts purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. The pulp keg mill, after the powder yards closed, was used for record storage by the DuPont Company. (Currently, it is a Hagley Museum and Library property, the Hall of Records.) In 1903, the DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from the du Pont's first black powder works. This collection consists of photographs and negatives from the DuPont Company's Secretary's Department showing the Hall of Records at various times and one aerial view of the Experimental Station.
Dates: circa 1906-1975
Abstract: The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company commonly known as the DuPont Company. It was established in 1802 and began by manufacturing gunpowder; later it produced chemical compounds. The Real Estate Division was responsible for investigating locations and the acquisition of major facilities throughout the United States. Henry H. Gunther (1919-1960), was a real estate specialist with the DuPont Company. This small collection consists of Gunther's files on acquiring plant sites.
Abstract: Frank R. Zebley (1883-1960) was a Delaware native collector, photographer, author, and one-time speaker of the Delaware House of Representatives. He published Along the Brandywine and The Churches of Delaware. The Frank R. Zebley photograph albums includes nearly 1500 black and white photographs from the city of Wilmington, locations around Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and other places of interest in the mid-Atlantic region.
Abstract: Horace Holden Thayer, Jr. (1878-1959) was a naval architect, mechinical engineer, and businessman. Between 1909 and 1914 Thayer worked for the Delaware Construction Company which was a building company, and a subsidary of the National Real Estate Trust Company, which provided loans and financing for the properties. This small collection consists of papers relating to Thayer's early work with the National Real Estate Trust Company and the Delaware Construction Co. These materials document the formation of the National Real Estate Trust Company and building specifications for the Delaware Construction Co. There is a small amount of papers related to the businesses of his father-in-law Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910), specifically the Harpers Ferry Paper Company and the Shanandeoah Pulp Company.
Abstract: John A. Bader II (1895-1961) was a Wilmington, Delaware, building contractor active during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. The records are primarily Bader's business papers. The collection includes engineer's field books, diaries of trips, and job notes. Eight volumes contain profit and loss statements, cost accounting for jobs, records of checks paid, and files on individual construction jobs.
Abstract: John Raskob (1879-1950) was a financial executive for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and General Motors, and builder of the Empire State Building. The collection primarily consists of construction progress photographs of the Durant Building in Detroit, Michighan in 1919 and 1920. There is a small set of images of a renovation at Raskob's Archmere estate in 1916, and a few portraits and snapshots of Raskob.
Dates: circa 1900-1945; Majority of material found within 1916-1920
Abstract: John McShain (1898-1989) was a Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.,-based building contractor, whose firm, John McShain, Inc., was by 1950 the fiftieth largest construction firm in the United States, with contracts in excess of $100,000,000. John McShain's personal and business papers document his business career, the construction industry, and his investments in hotels, car dealerships, parking garages, transit lines, and racehorses.
Abstract: John McShain (1898-1989) was a Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.-based building contractor, whose firm, John McShain, Inc., was by 1950 the fiftieth largest construction firm in the United States. The collection contains graphic materials documenting John McShain's family life and personal interests, his career as a building contractor, and his involvement in horse racing.
Dates: circa 1900-1990
Abstract: Levi C. Stang (1890-1962) was an electrical engineer and general manager of several electric companies throughout the Midwest. His scrapbook chronicles his career and employment as an electrical engineer through selected letters and correspondence, newspaper and other clippings, blueprints, and photographs.
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract: The Niagara Falls Power Company began in 1890, the power plant harnessed waterpower to deliver electricity to Buffalo, New York. The company's two power stations were closed after more than sixty years of service in 1961. This collection's photographs document the erection of wooden poles for power transmission lines between Niagara Falls and Buffalo. There are also interiors and exteriors of power hosues and transformer buildings.
Abstract: Pennsylvania Water & Power Company was established to store, transport, and generate water power for both commercial and manufacturing purposes. The Holtwood facility outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the first power plant to have both a hydroelectric generator and a coal power generator. The company was originally called McCall’s Ferry Power Co. and founded in 1905. This small collection consists of photographs that depict the progress of several construction projects at the Holtwood and Safe Harbor plants. Most of these images date from 1951 to 1954, well after the original construction of both sites.
Dates: circa 1916-1992; Majority of material found within 1931-1954
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Water & Power Company formed in 1910 to finish construction of the Holtwood hydroelectric facility along the lower Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. The company achieved numerous advancements in hydroelectric and steam power development in the early twentieth century, and helped bring about the electrification of Baltimore and, later, much of the Chesapeake and eastern Pennsylvania area. The records largely consist of correspondence to and from Pennsylvania Water & Power's chief engineer and later president, John Abbet Walls, and other company heads relating to operations, customers, dam construction, and numerous subjects associated with the hydroelectric industry.
Abstract: Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS), the nation's first mutual savings bank, was founded in 1816. In 1927 the Society commissioned Howe and Lescaze, a local architectural firm that had previously designed traditional style banks for the institution, to draw up plans for a new building to be constructed at the corner of 12th and Market Streets. This collection is composed of materials from two Philadelphia mutual savings banks which date from the first half of the nineteenth century. The collection has been divided into two series: Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS) and Western Savings Fund Society (WSFS) which was merged with PSFS in 1982. A significant part of the collection consists of photographs of bank buildings represented by traditional styles and in later years by contemporary suburban sites. The American banking industry has usually conducted business in formal bank buildings. The styles of these buildings have changed with passing fashions of architectural taste. This collection provides a good visual record of these developments.
Abstract: The pulp keg mill was built around 1904 to manufacture an experimental design of black and smokeless powder container made essentially from paper. This album contains photographic prints of the construction of the pulp keg mill in the Hagley Yard of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. near Wilmington, Delaware around 1902 through 1905.
Dates: circa 1902-1905
Abstract: The Reading Company, chartered in 1871, became the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coalmines assembled between 1833 and 1896 by its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. The collection consists of photographs [negatives, blueprints and other graphic materials relating to the Reading Company and its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company.
Abstract: The Spreckels Sugar Refining Company was the Philadelphia branch of the Spreckels family sugar refining combine. The records are primarily accounts for the construction and operation of the Philadelphia refinery under Claus Spreckels Jr. (1858-1946) between 1888 and 1895.
Abstract: Strawbridge & Clothier was the last family-owned major department store chain in the Greater Philadelphia area. The store was founded as a partnership by Justus C. Strawbridge (1838-1911) and Isaac H. Clothier (1837-1921) on July 1, 1868 at 8th and Market Streets in Center City Philadelphia. This collection contains photographs, negatives, transparencies, lantern slides, glass negatives, slides, audio tapes, videotapes, and films from Strawbridge & Clothier. It is valuable to those researching all aspects of retail: history, architecture, department stores, shopping malls, employment, operations, promotion, advertising, fashion, and merchandising. Other topics include family-owned businesses, distinguished Quaker families, business response on the homefront during World War II, the Gallery and Market East, and Philadelphia and its environs. There are also proposal albums from the Pavlik Design Team of store design for the Cherry Hill, King of Prussia, and Willow Grove stores and from Neil/Carter Design Associates for
Heritage Hallin the Market Street store.
Abstract: The Warren-Ehret Company was a Philadelphia roofing company founded in 1883. This collection consists of 259 images from three unbound albums which were used as sales portfolios to show the variety and extent of Warren-Ehret's roofing jobs on a variety of buildings.
Abstract: The Westinghouse Machine Company manufactured gas and steam engines, turbines and mechanical stokers. The vast corporate photographic archive from this division covers diverse topics including technical subjects showing surface condensers and reduction gears and components used to construct different types of turbines. There are building construction views and thorough documentation of the Essington property; specifically, this includes the blade, diaphragm, erecting, and forge shops, several different types of laboratories on the premise, a foundry and pickle house. In addition, there are images of the pattern storage house, power house, pump house, and salvage building
- Subject: Construction projects X
- Audiovisual Collections 23
- Manuscripts and Archives 7
- Office buildings 5
- Contractors 4
- Industrial buildings 4
- Photograph albums 4
- Chemical industry 3
- Coal-fired power plants 3
- Electric industries 3
- Electric utilities 3
- Hydroelectric power plants 3
- Industrial safety 3
- Scrapbooks 3
- Account books 2
- Advertisements 2
- Chemical plants 2
- Correspondence 2
- Dams 2
- Electric industry workers 2
- Electric power-plants 2
- Factories 2
- Finishes and finishing 2
- Glass negatives 2
- Historic sites 2
- Panoramic photographs 2
- Protective coatings industry -- Employees 2
- Railroads -- Rolling stock 2
- Testing laboratories 2
- World War, 1939-1945 2
- Amateur films 1
- Architectural design 1
- Architecture 1
- Archive buildings 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Automobiles -- Painting 1
- Bank buildings 1
- Bank employees 1
- Banks and banking 1
- Beaches 1
- Blast furnaces 1
- Boards of directors 1
- Brandywine Creek (Pa. and Del.) 1
- Career development 1
- Chester County (Pa.) 1
- Church buildings 1
- Commercial buildings -- Design and construction 1
- Corporate reorganizations 1
- Cosmetics industry 1
- Delaware 1
- Department stores 1
- Department stores -- Employees 1
- Design-build process (Construction industry) 1
- Du Pont family -- Homes and haunts 1
- Dwellings 1
- Dwellings -- Design and construction 1
- Electric substations 1
- Electrical engineers 1
- Engines 1
- Ephemera 1
- Exhibition buildings 1
- Exhibitions 1
- Fairmount Park (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Fashion merchandising 1
- Fire prevention 1
- Gas companies 1
- Gunpowder industry 1
- Gunpowder, Smokeless 1
- Industrial housing 1
- Investments 1
- Iron and steel workers 1
- Minutes 1
- Mortgages 1
- Nuclear power plants 1
- Open-hearth furnaces 1
- Oral histories 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
- Powder mills 1
- Power transmission 1
- Public utilities 1
- Racetracks (Horse racing) 1
- Railroads 1
- Railroads -- Buildings and structures 1
- Railroads -- Employees 1
- Railroads -- Right of way 1
- Real estate development 1
- Rubber, Artificial 1
- Sales promotion 1
- Sculpture 1
- Shopping malls 1
- Skyscrapers 1
- Steel industry and trade 1
- Steel-works 1
- Stores, Retail 1
- Sugar factories 1
- Synthetic fibers industry -- Employees 1
- Textile factories 1
- Textile fibers, Synthetic 1
- Washington (D.C.) 1
- Water-power 1
- Weapons industry -- Employees 1 ∧ less
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 6
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 2
- McShain, John, 1898-1989 2
- PPL Holtwood, LLC 2
- Pennsylvania Water & Power Company 2
- Avon Products, Inc 1
- Bader, John A., 1895-1961 1
- Bethlehem Steel Corporation 1
- Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Greenville, DE) 1
- Clothier, Isaac H. (Isaac Hallowell), 1837-1921 1
- Conectiv, Inc 1
- Delaware Construction Company 1
- Delmarva Power and Light Company 1
- Des Moines Electric Company 1
- Dick, John A., 1879-1972 1
- Dooner, Richard T. 1
- DuPont Country Club 1
- Durant Building (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chestnut Run Laboratories 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Deepwater Point Works 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Engineering Department 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hagley Yard 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hall of Records (Newbridge, Del.) 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Neoprene B Plant 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Sabine River Works 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Secretary's Department 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Spruance Plant 1
- Gunther , Henry H., 1919-1960 1
- Marion Electric Company 1
- McShain family 1
- McShain, Mary Horstmann, 1907-1998 1
- McShain, Pauline 1
- Niagara Falls Power Company 1
- PSFS Building (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Philadelphia Saving Fund Society 1
- Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950 1
- Reading Company 1
- Sargent & Lundy 1
- Savery, Thomas H., 1837-1910 1
- Spreckels Sugar Refining Company (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Stang, Levi C. (Levi Clemens), 1890-1962 1
- Strawbridge & Clothier 1
- Strawbridge, Anna Estes Hacker 1
- Strawbridge, Francis R., III (Francis Reeves) 1
- Strawbridge, G. Stockton (George Stockton), 1913-1997 1
- Strawbridge, Justus C. 1
- Strawbridge, Peter S. 1
- Thayer, Horace H., 1878-1959 1
- Walls, J. A. (John Abbet), 1879-1964 1
- Warren-Ehret Company 1
- Western Saving Fund Society of Philadelphia 1
- Westinghouse Electric Corporation 1
- Zebley, Frank R., 1883-1960 1 ∧ less