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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 E.I. du Pont de Nemours is a chemical company commonly known as the DuPont Company was established in 1802, and began by manufacturing gunpowder and later chemical compounds. The foundations for the Engineering Department were laid in 1902. The department’s purpose was to design and construct high explosives plants, design powder machinery and create extensions to existing plants. The DuPont Engineering Department collection consists of photographic material documenting Twentieth century construction projects throughout the many different E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company work sites, including some outside construction projects within the explosives and chemical industry. There are 209 work sites which are arranged in alphabetical order.
Dates: 1903-1987; Majority of material found within 1903-1945
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established as a black powder manufactory in 1802. The DuPont Company purchased a site near City Point, Virginia on the James River in 1912 in order to build a dynamite plant located closer to the southern market. The onset of World War I, however, created a great demand for guncotton, and the Hopewell Works was converted to that purpose, starting in 1915. This item is a 1916 panoramic photograph of the repair shop.
Dates: 1916 November
Abstract: Ellis Leroy "Lee" Hawk, Jr. (1926-2012) was a chemical engineer with Hercules Inc., and later the engineering director at Himont. He was involved in establishing polypropylene plants all over the world during the 1950s through the 1980s. This small collection consists of a scrapbook of photographs showing plant construction and a travel memoir written by Hawk about his career in the chemical industry. The memoir provides context for the scrapbook and an interesting portrait of an American businessman during the early stages of globalization.
Dates: circa 1990; 2005
Abstract: The Hazard Powder Company was one of the largest gunpowder and explosives manufacturers in the United States in the late-nineteenth century. This group consists of six mounted photographs showing unidentified buildings and the dam at the Hazard Powder Company in Connecticut. An unrelated print shows a covered bridge photographed in winter that crossed the Brandywine River at 16th Street in Wilmington, Delaware.
Abstract: The Hazard Powder Company was one of the largest gunpowder and explosives manufacturers in the United States in the late-nineteenth century. This small collection consists of fourteen photographs of views of Hazard Powder Company buildings. None of the images are dated, however, they appear to date from circa 1890s to the 1900s.
Dates: circa 1890s-1900s
Abstract: Hill-Chase & Co., also know as the Hill-Chase Steel Company, was formed in February 1929 by Charles H. Chase (1884-1967), John J. Hill, Jr. (1891-1978), and several other employees of Edgar T. Ward Steel Service Center in Philadelphia. The company was well known for its innovations in steel. This is a small collection of copy photographs of the facilities and employees.
Dates: circa 1945-1951; bulk 1945-1951
Abstract: James R. Thomen (1926-) was manager of the Experimental Station from 1975 to 1985 when he retired. The DuPont Company's Experimental initially, was to be a small laboratory to screen inventions which were coming into the company from outside independent inventors specifically for research on black powder, smokeless powder, and dynamite, but soon its mission was altered and it became a large industrial research facility focused on innovative advancements in chemistry. This collection consists primarily of photographs of buildings at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware taken between 1910 and 1950.
Dates: circa 1900-1951
Abstract: This item is an aerial photograph of an unidentified facility.
Dates: circa 1950
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: Industrial buildings X
- Construction projects 4
- Factories 3
- Gunpowder industry 3
- Chemical industry 2
- Explosives industry 2
- Glass negatives 2
- Gunpowder, Smokeless 2
- Powder mills 2
- Steel industry and trade 2
- Aerial photographs 1
- Blast furnaces 1
- Chemical engineering 1
- Chemical plants -- Design and construction 1
- Contractors 1
- Cosmetics industry 1
- Dams 1
- Dynamite 1
- Electric industries 1
- Electric industry workers 1
- Engines 1
- Explosions 1
- Factories -- Design and construction 1
- Guncotton industry 1
- Hopewell (Va.) 1
- Industrial housing 1
- Iron and steel workers 1
- Office buildings 1
- Open-hearth furnaces 1
- Panoramic photographs 1
- Photograph albums 1
- Plastics industry and trade 1
- Polyethylene 1
- Sales promotion 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Steel-works 1
- Testing laboratories 1
- Weapons industry -- Employees 1 ∧ less
- Hazard Powder Company 2
- Avon Products, Inc 1
- Bethlehem Steel Corporation 1
- Chase, Charles H., 1884-1967 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Engineering Department 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company 1
- Hawk, Ellis Leroy, Jr., 1926-2012 1
- Hercules Incorporated 1
- Hill, John J., Jr. 1
- Hill-Chase & Company 1
- Taylor, E.K. 1
- Thomen, James R. 1
- Unknown 1
- Warren-Ehret Company 1
- Westinghouse Electric Corporation 1 ∧ less