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Floyd Hollenbeck sales kit for Hanes Hosiery Mills Co. stereoviews and viewer

 Collection
Accession: 2013-226
Abstract:

Floyd Hollenbeck (1920-2002) worked for Trimfit Hosiery, a Hanes Hosiery Mills Company distribution company. Hanes Hosiery Mills Company was established in 1901. Hanes was an early adoptor of manufacturing nylon hosiery, created in 1938. Hanes Hosiery Mills researched and developed seamless pantyhose by the mid-1960s. This collection contains twenty-four Hanes Hosiery Mills Company Winston-Salem manufacturing plants and office stereoviews.

Dates: circa 1965

Foote Concrete Machinery Co. photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2017-236
Abstract:

The Foote Concrete Machinery Co. manufactured road building machinery. Brothers, Chester T. Foote (1863-1918) and Charles E. Foote (1858-1938) were inventors and concrete contractors in Nunda, New York. They founded the Foote Concrete Machinery Co. in 1903. Foote Concrete Machinery Co. photographs is a small collection of images of road building machinery showing various angles, details of equipment, and pavers in use with workmen crews.

Dates: 1913-1936; 1955; undated

"For peace and freedom: The official song of the World's Fair of 1940 in New York" sheet music

 Collection
Accession: 2002-242
Abstract:

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is the sheet music for the official song of the 1939/1940 New York's World's Fair.

Dates: 1940

Fort DuPont panoramic photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1969-153
Abstract:

Built in 1899, Fort DuPont was the headquarters for the Coastal Defense command area which included the Delaware River and Bay. This panoramic photograph shows an exterior view of buildings (including officers quarters) and parade grounds at Fort DuPont.

Dates: undated

Forwood family account books

 Collection
Accession: 1744
Abstract:

The Forwood family were farmers whose homestead comprised 124 acres located on Marsh Road in Brandywine Hundred, north of Wilmington, Delaware. Corn, oats, and wheat were grown on the property, which had been a marsh. During the first decade of the nineteenth century, the Forwood family began to purchase and sell livestock. The Forwood farm was a major timber supplier to the DuPont Company. The Forwood family account books, spanning the century between 1790 and 1889, were kept by various family members. There are records for the Brandywine Hundred Horse Company and a book of sketches and poems by women in the circle of Du Pont family and friends.

Dates: 1790-1829

Francis Bannerman family photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2001-229
Abstract:

Francis Bannerman Son was a major purveyor of military goods to sportsmen and collectors in New York City over three generations. The collection consists of photographs of Francis Bannerman and his family, including his wife, Helen "Nellie" Boyce Bannerman (1852-1931), and his sons, Francis VII (1873-1946) and David (1875-1957). The collection also includes photographs of Bannerman's Island Arsenal, including images of the 1969 fire in full blaze and its destructive aftermath.

Dates: circa 1870-1970; Majority of material found within 1969-1970

Francis Bannerman Son photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1998-284
Abstract:

Francis Bannerman Son was a major purveyor of military goods to sportsmen and collectors in New York City over three generations. The collection consists of miscellaneous photographs, negatives, postcards and ephemera pertaining to the weapons and military memorabilia business run by Francis Bannerman and to Bannerman's philanthropic and leisure activities.

Dates: circa 1900-1920

Francis Bannerman Son records

 Collection
Accession: 2185
Abstract:

Francis Bannerman Son was a major purveyor of military goods to sportsmen and collectors in New York City over three generations. The Francis Bannerman Son records demonstrate the operation of a small family business and a lack of formal structure. They document Bannerman's purchase of military goods from state and federal arsenals and their resale to individuals, with other regular purchases of arms and military antiques made on buying trips to Europe. The bulk of the collection consists of over 143 bound volumes of order books and outbound letters, and correspondence of incoming letters containing customer orders and inquiries. This collection would be useful to researchers interested in the resale costs and designs of military goods, especially arms and uniforms, as well as family-run small business performance and operations.

Dates: 1855-1973

Francis Gurney du Pont and family papers

 Collection
Accession: 1490
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The collection consists primarily of correspondence from du Pont to his wife, Elise Wigfall Simons (1849-1919), but include items from other family members, as well as a journal of du Pont's, manuscripts written by him, and plays and novels by Alice Simons (1849-1891).

Dates: 1868-1916

Francis Gurney du Pont and Walter G. Tatnall memo books

 Collection
Accession: 0297
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. Walter G. Tatnall Jr. (1882-1949) was an engineer at the DuPont Pulp Keg Mill and president of the Department of Elections for New Castle County. The memorandum books from du Pont and Tatnall document their work for the DuPont Company, including data on the manufacture of pulp kegs.

Dates: 1877-1905

Francis Gurney du Pont letterbooks, with additional miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 1462
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The collection contains two letter books of du Pont to F.G. Thomas (-1901) of the Iowa Powder Mills, photocopies of selected documents by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) on gunpowder, and on awards to John Paul Jones (1747-1792) for his victory over HMS Serapis, and letter from Samuel Courtauld (1752-1821) to Captain Joseph H. Rees (1789-1821).

Dates: 1780-1937

Francis Gurney du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 1600
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The papers consist of du Pont's student lecture and laboratory notes; letters; technical notes and papers; records of gunpowder production; patent specifications and drawings; patent correspondence; and printed patents related to gunpowder.

Dates: 1844-1900

Francis Gurney du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 0504
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The papers of du Pont describe both his business activities at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, his family life, and his activities in the Episcopal Church.

Dates: 1818-1911

Francis Gurney du Pont rifle scores

 Collection
Accession: 0918
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The collection consists of a volume containing a record of rifle scores of du Pont.

Dates: 1880 May 30-1880 August 20

Francis Gurney du Pont scrapbook

 Collection
Accession: 1512
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. His scrapbook includes newspaper clippings on a variety of subjects, including astronomy, religious and church matters, DuPont Company fires and explosions, the statue of Samuel Francis du Pont in Washington, Swedish colonists in Delaware, and obituaries.

Dates: 1886-1904

Francis I. du Pont portrait

 Collection
Accession: 1969-015
Abstract:

Francis I. du Pont (1873-1942) was a chemist, inventor, and stockbroker most celebrated for his involvement with the partnership of Francis I. du Pont and Company, stockbrokers in New York, and the Delaware Chemical Engineering Company in Wilmington. This collection contains a color photograph of a portrait of Francis I. du Pont painted by Gordon Stevenson (1892-1984).

Dates: undated

Francis Victor du Pont family papers

 Collection
Accession: 0351
Abstract:

Francis Victor du Pont (1894-1962) was a civil engineer and political figure in Delaware and Maryland. This collection combines papers and memorabilia of Francis Victor du Pont and those of his parents and ancestors.

Dates: 1804-1961; Majority of material found within 1915-1960

Francoise du Pont de Nemours letter to Marc Antoine Jullian (microfilm)

 Collection
Accession: 0193
Abstract:

Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The collection contains a letter from du Pont to Marc Antoine Jullien (1775-1848), "Ancien Inspecteur aux Revues" asking for copies of recent reviews or journals.

Dates: 1825 January 17

Francoise du Pont de Nemours letter to Marc Antoine Jullian (photocopy)

 Collection
Accession: 0195
Abstract:

Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The collection contains a letter from du Pont to Marc Antoine Jullien (1775-1848), "Ancien Inspecteur aux Revues" asking for copies of recent reviews or journals.

Dates: 1825 January 16

Francoise du Pont de Nemours letter to Pierre Didot

 Collection
Accession: 0101
Abstract:

Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The collection contains a letter from du Pont to Monsieur Pierre Didot (1761-1853), seeking the address of Marguerite Charlotte Desiree de la Fite de Pelleport (1780-1847).

Dates: 1818 June 9

Francoise du Pont de Nemours letters to Baron and Baronne Desmousseaux de Givre

 Collection
Accession: 0350
Abstract:

Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The collection contains letters from du Pont to Baron (1757-1830) and Baronne Desmousseaux de Givre (1768-1843). The letters contain discussion of religious societies, his trip to Italy, and personal matters.

Dates: 1821-1826

Francoise du Pont de Nemours letters to Madame Aublay and cousin Albert

 Collection
Accession: 0032
Abstract:

Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The letters are from du Pont to Madame Clarice Aublay (nee Hortode) and cousin Albert.

Dates: 1834-1835

Francoise Poivre du Pont de Nemours letters to Jacques Henri Bernardin de St. Pierre (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0349
Abstract:

Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The collection includes photocopied letters from du Pont to Jacques Henri Bernardin de St. Pierre (1737-1814). The letters are entirely personal, with social and literary references, all general in character.

Dates: circa 1769-1771

Frank A. Weer collection of Reading Railroad photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2017-221
Abstract:

Frank A. Weer (1932-2019) was an employee of the Reading Company and an enthusiastic photographer of all things related to railroads, specifically in Pennsylvania. Fascinated by trains from a young age, Weer spent time taking photographs of the passing rolling stock. He developed his own photographs, and over time, he established a vast collection of photographic prints of steam locomotives and other rolling stock, as well as the railroad tracks and structures with which the railroad was affiliated. The Reading Company, where Weer worked for thirteen years, was an influential railroad company that served the economic development of the Greater Philadelphia area for over 100 years. Before it became a booming passenger railroad, the Reading Company began transporting anthracite coal. The passenger "ridership" of the Reading Company reached its peak in the 1950s. The company went bankrupt in 1971, and the passenger services were taken over by the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority by 1974. This collection documents the construction and expansion of the Reading Railroad and the company's tangible property and human resources throughout the twentieth century. The collection consists of negatives (glass plate and film), photographic prints, and color slide transparencies. The creator established a chronological order, which has been maintained. The collection is arranged into five series: Structures and objects, Passenger stations, Rolling stock, People, and Frank A. Weer's personal slides.

Dates: 1885; circa 1900s-1985

Frank A. Weer collection (selected items)

 Collection
Accession: 2688
Abstract:

Frank A. Weer (1932-2019) was a white-collar railroad employee who spent most of his career with the Reading Company, and after the transfer of railroad operations in 1976, with Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail). This collection is a small portion of a much larger collection of official railroad company documents, maps and drawings. Documents are primarily those of the Reading Company, Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Penn Central Transportation Company and Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail).

Dates: 1796-1990

Frank E. Ebersole papers

 Collection
Accession: 2830
Abstract:

Frank Elwin Ebersole (1871-1933) was a contract electrical engineer who installed automatic telephone systems throughout the United States during the early twentieth century. Ebersole was the proprietor of the Ebersole Construction Company; president of the Independent Telephone Company; and the general manager of the Northeastern Telephone Company, Lincoln Telephone Company, Evansville Telephone Company, Houston Home Telephone Company, and other related businesses. He engaged in the construction and installation of telephone services and support structures of each system, including their power plants. This small collection documents the business interests of an early telephone engineer and construction manager. The documents include telegrams and letters that provide detailed information on business relations, corporate financing, and equipment processing for installing early telephone service, as well as the challenges faced by suppliers of equipment used in said process.

Dates: 1903-1912

Frank E. Schoonover negatives

 Collection
Accession: 2017-239
Abstract:

Based in Wilmington, Delaware, Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) was a prolific commercial illustrator, artist, and avid photographer. Over the course of a six-decade career, he completed more than twenty-five hundred works, primarily illustrations for magazines and books but also landscapes, portraits, murals, book plates, sculpture, and stained-glass windows. This collection consists of negatives taken by Schoonover, largely for use as source material for his artwork. There are also images of his artwork, restoration projects, and him, his family, and friends.

Dates: 1898-1972; Majority of material found within 1898-1911

Frank Gifford Tallman papers

 Collection
Accession: 0381
Abstract:

Frank G. Tallman (1860-1938) was an executive of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The collection includes personal and business papers of Tallman such as diaries, letter books, and correspondence files.

Dates: 1876-1946

Frank P. Gentieu papers

 Collection
Accession: 0717
Abstract:

Francis “Frank” Pierre Gentieu (1876-1950) was a ballistic engineer at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. Gentieu worked at DuPont's Carney's Point Plant in New Jersey from 1901 to 1941. This small collection contains an account by Gentieu entitled "The First Fifty Years at Carney's Point" (1891-1941); correspondence with du Pont family members; a list of his father Pierre Gentieu's photographs of the DuPont Company and Brandywine area; and a recollection written by Samuel Brown of a conversation with Sophie M. du Pont (1810-1888) related to the Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School.

Dates: 1944-1948

Frank R. Zebley photograph albums

 Collection
Accession: 1968-012
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.

Dates: 1918-1944

Frank Siedel papers

 Collection
Accession: 2022-215
Abstract:

Frank Siedel (1914-1988) was a writer, educator, and broadcaster. He founded the firm Storycraft, Inc., an industrial writing company, in 1947 and wrote scripts at Storycraft until his death in 1988. This small collection documents a sample Siedel's work. The two largest groups of materials relate to The Ohio Story television series and the "In the Ohio Heritage" educational series. The materials date from 1947 to 1967, with a few items dated 1988.

Dates: 1947-1988

Franklin T. Matthias papers

 Collection
Accession: 2086
Abstract:

Colonel Franklin T. Matthias (1908-1993) was commanding officer and area engineer of the Hanford Engineer Works of the Manhattan Engineer District. These are Colonel Matthias's personal papers documenting his work on the Manhattan Project. They include original declassified documents from Hanford and a variety of newspaper clippings and magazine articles collected by Matthias between the time he left Hanford to his death, reflecting his continuing interest in the Manhattan Project and nuclear power.

Dates: 1942-1993

Franklin T. Matthias photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1994-245
Abstract:

Franklin “Frank” T. Matthias (1908-1933) served as commanding officer and area engineer of Hanford Engineer Works from 1943 to 1945. He oversaw production of plutonium at Hanford to create the world’s first nuclear weapon, the atomic bomb. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs taken during the construction of the nuclear facilities at Hanford and the village of Richland in Washington state. Researchers interested in World War II, the Manhattan Project, industrial chemistry, nuclear energy, and company towns would find this collection useful.

Dates: 1940-1968

Fred C. Ielfield patents

 Collection
Accession: 1043
Abstract:

Fred C. Ielfield (1864-1948) was a mechanical engineer and inventor. This collection consists of twelve patents for mail canceling and postmarking machinery, corn-husking machinery, and a cereal cutter, all invented by Ielfield.

Dates: 1901-1946

Fred L. Bechly papers

 Collection
Accession: 2586
Abstract:

Fred L. Bechly (1924-2004) was an electrical engineer who worked for RCA's Camden, New Jersey, plant, where he aided in the invention of the Tricolor Kinescope Monitor, which became the standard for color television. His papers describe his work with RCA in television and video recording from 1944 to 1983.

Dates: 1944-2004

Frederic J. LeMaistre business records

 Collection
Accession: 1709
Abstract:

Frederick J. LeMaistre (1879-1944) was a chemical engineer employed by the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company at its Eastern Laboratory for fourteen years. This collection consists of ten volumes; seven are LeMaistre's laboratory notebooks documenting his work on nitrates, nitroglycerin, artificial silk (rayon), pyralin, and solvents. Also included are two souvenir logbooks of tours by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and one Niagara Oil Company of Philadelphia cashbook.

Dates: 1865-1936; Majority of material found within 1907-1913

Frederick G. Singer's DuPont Company, Tariff Division notebook

 Collection
Accession: 2501
Abstract:

Frederick G. Singer (1897-1971) was a manager for the Tariff Division of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company's Development Department, working out of the foreign office in Paris, France. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. This small collection consists mostly of organizational charts and lists of officers and products of the DuPont Company and the Grasselli Chemical Company, as well as the products of their competitors, between 1936 and 1937.

Dates: 1934-1945

Frederick O. Barnum III collection of RCA Victor Company negatives

 Collection
Accession: 1995-220
Abstract:

For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and the Victor Talking Machine Company merged in 1929 becoming the RCA Victor Company in 1930. This merger allowed RCA to consolidate the research, engineering, manufacturing and sales of RCA products. This collection consists of negatives, a majority of which feature sound and television equipment manufactured by RCA. These images include phonographs, radios, radio-phonograph combinations, records, speakers, amplifiers, microphones, facsimile machines, televisions, equipment involved in the transmission and reception of television and radio waves, radio equipment created for use by government agencies and motion picture equipment.

Dates: circa 1930-1977

Frederick W. Wood papers

 Collection
Accession: 0884
Abstract:

Frederick William Wood (1857-1943) was an executive and engineer in the steel and shipbuilding industries. His papers constitute a major source on the history of the American steel industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The papers are primarily official records of the various companies with which Wood was associated.

Dates: 1867-1943

Frederick W. Wood photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1975-330
Abstract:

Frederick William Wood (1857-1943) was an executive and engineer in the steel and shipbuilding industries. The Frederick W. Wood photographs document the career of Frederick W. Wood in the steel and shipbuilding industries, most notably his time working for Pennsylvania Steel Company at Steelton, Pennsylvania, Maryland Steel Company and Bethlehem Steel Company at Sparrows Point, Maryland, and the American International Shipbuilding Corporation at Hog Island Shipyard, located in Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. Researchers interested in the steel and iron industries, the shipbuilding industry, company towns, and the regional history of the greater Philadelphia and Baltimore areas would find this collection useful.

Dates: 1880-1949

French exhibit at the Exposicion Internacional del Centenario album

 Collection
Accession: 1998-286
Abstract:

The Exposicion Internacional del Centenario commemorated the centennial of the May Revolution in Argentina and its consequent independence from Spain. It was an international exhibition that was held in 1910 between May and November in the capital of Buenos Aires. The photographs in the album consist of views of France's exhibit and include the exterior and interior of the pavilion.

Dates: 1910

Frigidaire Corporation sales scrapbook

 Collection
Accession: 2022-218
Abstract:

Frigidaire Corporation manufactures and distributes major appliances for domestic and industrial use. Gilead Elijah Turner (1903-1929) worked for the company's Advertising Stock Department from 1928 until his death in 1929. The scrapbook was assembled by Turner and dedicated to his co-worker, Dean M. Livingston (1903-1963), who worked in the same department. The album contains sales catalogs, sales forms, and pitches for the company refrigerators focusing on food preservation and avoiding food spoilage due to mold, yeast, and bacteria. Numerous newspaper clippings are about sales executives and company founders, developments in food safety, and the importance of hard work for company success.

Dates: 1925-1929

G. C. Murphy Company store windows and interior photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1995-247
Abstract:

G.C. Murphy Co. was a chain of discount variety stores. George Clinton Murphy (1868-1909) founded the G.C. Murphy Co. in 1906 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. it grew to more than 500 stores before its acquisition by Ames Department Stores Inc. in 1985. These photographs document window displays at a G.C. Murphy store in Washington, D.C. In 1906.

Dates: 1930-1935

Gabriel Manigault papers

 Collection
Accession: 0009
Abstract:

Gabriel Manigault (1758-1809) was a Charleston merchant, plantation owner, architect, and South Carolina state Representative. In 1805, Manigault sold part of his property in South Carolina and moved to Clifton, an estate near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These are copies of Manigault's letters relating to members of the du Pont family.

Dates: 1800-1862; Majority of material found within 1800-1807

Gabrielle Josephine Crofton diaries

 Collection
Accession: 1767
Abstract:

Gabrielle Crofton (1873-1952) was the daughter of Gabrielle Josephine Shubrick (1835-1894) and Robert Erskine Anderson Crofton (1834-1898), and the great-granddaughter of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827), a prominent French American diplomat and businessman. The collection consists of two diaries, dating from 1917 to 1926, and reflect the leisured life of a middle-class, unmarried woman in the first quarter of the twentieth century United States.

Dates: 1917-1926

Gabrielle Josephine du Pont household account book

 Collection
Accession: 0431
Abstract:

Gabrielle Josephine de La Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837) was the wife of Victor du Pont (1767-1827), a French American diplomat, politician, and businessman. He was the brother of Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The account book is supposedly the household account book of du Pont and contains handwriting of various people, including her son Charles I. du Pont (1797-1869). Entries include purchases of coal, whiskey, soap, candles, and other items, as well as construction materials and tools.

Dates: 1828-1835

Gabrielle Josephine Shubrick Crofton papers

 Collection
Accession: 1313
Abstract:

Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton (1835-1894) was the daughter of Irvine Shubrick (1797-1849) and Julia du Pont (1806-1882), and the wife of Colonel Robert Crofton (1834-1898). His military service meant the family moved to where he was stationed. The papers consist primarily of correspondence between Crofton and her husband and mother, including an eight-year span living in army posts in the Dakota Territory.

Dates: 1822-1872

Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton and Alfred I. Du Pont individual portraits

 Collection
Accession: 1982-254
Abstract:

Alfred Irénée du Pont (1864-1935) was the eldest son of E.I. du Pont (1829-1877). He joined the family gunpowder firm in 1884. Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton (1835-1894) was the daughter of Alfred I. du Pont's first cousin, Julia Sophia du Pont (1806-1882) and Irvine Shubrick (1797-1849). This collection consists of two individual portraits, one of Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton and the other of Alfred I. Du Pont.

Dates: circa 1875-1882

Gambling gaming table photographs collection

 Collection
Accession: 2023-218
Abstract:

Games of chance such as poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps are common table games played at casinos. This is a small collection of photographs and ephemera related to casino equipment. There are professional photographs and prints of blackjack, craps, and roulette tables, although it cannot be determined who the manufacturers are of these tables. None of the images is dated; the range is likely between the 1930s and 1940s.

Dates: 1930s-1940s

Gardener Machine Works graphic materials

 Collection
Accession: 1981-277
Abstract:

The Gardner Machine Works specialized in manufacturing woodworking machinery, specifically those used to make chairs. This collection consists mainly of images of tools and machinery manufactured and sold by the Gardner Machine Works company. This collection has been organized into four series: Tools and machinery photographs and negatives; Trade catalogs and advertisements; Notebooks, drawings, and patents; and Scrapbooks. This collection would be of interest to those researching woodworking machinery, equipment, marketing, and design.

Dates: circa 1900-1950

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Iron and steel workers 19
Maps 19
Mechanical engineering 19
Philadelphia (Pa.) 19
Steel-works 19
Stores, Retail 19
Electric industries 18
Gardens 18
Industrial films 18
Industrial housing 18
Industrial relations 18
Nylon 18
Railroads -- Rolling stock -- Design and construction 18
Speeches 18
Commerce 17
Cotton manufacture 17
Finishes and finishing 17
Firearms 17
Historic sites 17
Paper mills 17
Public relations 17
Railroads -- Buildings and structures 17
Airplanes 16
Display of merchandise 16
Europe -- Description and travel 16
Laboratory notebooks 16
Machine-tools 16
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Language
English 1764
French 68
German 4
Italian 2
Spanish; Castilian 1
 
Names
Du Pont family 214
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 208
Unknown 61
Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817 50
Pennsylvania Railroad 43
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Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 31
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 25
Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888 19
RCA Corporation 19
Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834 17
Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926 16
Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 16
United States. Navy 16
Dick, John A., 1879-1972 15
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co 15
Du Pont de Nemours, Francoise Robin Poivre, 1748-1841 14
New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.) 14
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Textile Fibers Department 13
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) 13
Savery, Thomas H., 1837-1910 13
Eleutherian Mills (Greenville, Del. : Estate) 12
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.) 12
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 11
Jackson Laboratory (E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company) 11
Pusey and Jones Company 11
Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937 10
Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904 10
Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993 10
Penn Central Transportation Company 10
Reading Company 10
World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 10
Bethlehem Steel Corporation 9
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 9
Du Pont, Henry, 1812-1889 9
Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827 9
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 9
Pusey & Jones Corporation 9
Radio Corporation of America 9
Baldwin Locomotive Works 8
Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Brandywine Works 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research and Development Department 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chestnut Run Laboratories 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Organic Chemicals Department 8
Hagley Museum and Library. Library. Oral History Project Office 8
Hanford Engineer Works 8
National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.) 8
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co 8
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 8
Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935 7
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Carney's Point Works 7
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Engineering Department 7
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hagley Yard 7
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Pioneering Research Laboratory 7
Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930 7
Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841 7
Hagley Museum and Library 7
International Business Machines Corporation 7
Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927 7
Victor Talking Machine Company 7
Amtrak 6
Avon Products, Inc 6
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School 6
Budd Company 6
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Department 6
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Grasselli Chemicals Department 6
E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company 6
General Electric Company 6
Lea family 6
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company 6
Lukens Steel Company 6
Manhattan Project (U.S.) 6
Remington Arms Company 6
Sperry Rand (Corporation). Univac Division 6
Spohn, Benjamin (staff) 6
Thayer, Horace H., 1878-1959 6
University of Delaware 6
Young, William, 1755-1829 6
All American Engineering Company 5
American Telephone and Telegraph Company 5
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 5
Bauduy, Peter, 1769-1833 5
Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, 1792-1861 5
Cinecraft, Inc 5
DeMirjian, Charles H., 1925-2021 5
Du Pont Motors, Incorporated 5
Du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1798-1856 5
Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963 5
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chambers Works 5
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Explosives Department 5
General Motors Corporation 5
Hercules Powder Company 5
Laird, W. W. (William Winder), 1910-1989 5
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company 5
Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866 - 1916 5
Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950 5
Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876 5
Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-1817 5
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