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Women fishing Illustrations

 Collection
Identifier: 1996-316
Abstract: Angling is a method of fishing by means of using an angle or fish hook. The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait to attract the fish. F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was an illustrator whose early works glorified the society college girl. After the college girl craze ran its course, he painted more mature men and women, movie stars, and political figures in his romantically idealized style. These three items show women with fishing poles. One of the postcard illustration's artwork is by F. Earl Christy.
Dates: 1885-1910

Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR), Pennsylvania Division records

 Collection
Identifier: 2271
Abstract: The Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) National Committee investigated the increase in drunkenness and effect of Prohibition, operated a publicity campaign, created a speakers' bureau, spoke at legislative hearings, and enrolled members. This collection of the Pennsylvania division records consists of the Executive Committee minutes, administrative files, financial records, and membership records.
Dates: 1930-1934

Wood-Randolph family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2445
Abstract: The Wood family was founders of one of Philadelphia's great Quaker mercantile and manufacturing families, and within a couple of generations founded the Wawa Dairy Farms. The papers were primarily collected by Julianna Randolph (1810-1885), wife of Richard D. Wood (1799-1869), and include correspondence from Julianna Randolph, her parents Edward (1784-1834) and Mary Taylor Randolph (1790-1868), and her husband Richard Wood. The letters are almost entirely limited to correspondence within the Wood-Randolph kinship group.
Dates: 1797-1884

Woodbrook and Sharpely development files

 Collection
Identifier: 2588
Abstract: The Woodlawn Trustees Inc., a major landowner in suburban Wilmington, Delaware, began developing Woodbrook and Sharpley neighborhoods in the mid-1950s. This collection illustrates the process of creating suburban residential subdivision in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Dates: 1952-2009

Woodlawn Trustees, Inc. records, Group I

 Collection
Identifier: 2424-I
Abstract: The Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated, is a non-profit real estate development firm incorporated in Delaware on December 12, 1918, by textile manufacturer William Poole Bancroft (1835-1928). Their records include charters, minutes, officer lists, directors' correspondence, real estate records, property maps, reports, drawings and specifications and newspaper and journal articles on the history of the Trustees and of the Bancroft family.
Dates: 1880-2005; Majority of material found within 1901-1995

Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-276
Abstract: The Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated, is a non-profit real estate development firm incorporated in Delaware on December 12, 1918, by textile manufacturer William Poole Bancroft (1835-1928). Records consist primarily of 35mm slides, mostly dating from 1989 to 2002, documenting Woodlawn Trustees properties throughout Wilmington and Brandywine Hundred, including low-income city housing, preserved farmland, greenways along the Brandywine Creek, and commercial properties on Concord Pike and the Wilmington waterfront.
Dates: 1910-1920; 1982-2002

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago World's Fair tickets

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-223
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This small collection consists of four printed tickets to the World's Columbian Exposition, each bearing a different portrait: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, a Native American.
Dates: 1893

Worlds Columbian Exposition fan

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-239-1
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. Souvenir paper fan containing a colored lithographic bird's-eye-view of the fairgrounds.
Dates: circa 1893

World's Columbian Exposition lagoon area stereographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-264
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. These two stereographs show two different views of the lagoon area at the World's Columbian Exposition.
Dates: circa 1893

World's Columbian Exposition paper pop-up toy

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-235
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. The cover of the pop-up toy shows a bird's eye view of some buildings at the Exposition. The interior is composed of three facades.
Dates: 1893

World's Columbian Exposition pop-up books

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-274
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This small collection consists of four "pop-up books" from the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
Dates: 1893

World's Columbian Exposition souvenir flyer

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-261
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This is a flyer advertising the American Aristotype Paper and G. Cramer photographic dry plates.
Dates: 1893.

World's Fair and travel postcards

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-224
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. This small collection consists of nine postcards primarily of buildings and exhibits from World's Fairs.
Dates: 1933-1955

World's Fair ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-210
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. These fairs are open to the general public and can run for three weeks to six months. This is a small collection of ephemera from various World's Fairs.
Dates: 1933-1965

"World's Fair March Collection" book of sheet music

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-225
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This item is a book containing a collection of thirty-nine marching songs written as instrumentals for the piano.
Dates: 1892

Worth Steel Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1529
Abstract: The Worth Steel Company was a manufacturer of steel plates in Claymont, Delaware. Its records consist of papers from its operations and from its predecessor companies (Viaduct Iron Works and Worth Brothers Company, both of Coatesville, Pennsylvania). Items include correspondence, accounts, data sheets, agreeements, closing papers in sale to Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation in 1951.
Dates: 1863-1951

Wright family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1665
Abstract: Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845) was a West Jersey Quaker merchant and ironmaster who conducted a wide-ranging mercantile business based in Philadelphia, iron furnaces in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and in southern Delaware and maintained a country house and farm in Monmouth County, N.J. The papers document his varied business interests, especially iron manufacture and sales. There are smaller quantities of papers from his wife, sons and grandson.
Dates: 1785-1902, bulk 1809-1876

Wright family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2575
Abstract: Papers of four generations of the Wright family of Monmouth County, N.J., and Luzerne County, Pa., particularly of Samuel G. Wright (1781-1845), Philadelphia merchant and general entrepreneur, and his son, Harrison Gardiner Wright (1810-1885), a gentleman farmer.
Dates: 1805-1887

Wurts family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1982
Abstract: The Wurts family were involved in the anthracite coal industry. In 1823 four brothers: Maurice Wurts (1783-1854), William Wurts (1788-1858), Charles Stewart Wurts (1790–1859), and John Wurts (1792-1861) founded the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company originally to mine anthracite coal and transport the resource to New York. The company built the Delaware and Hudson Canal and later became the Delaware and Hudson Railway. The Wurts family papers were collected by John Sparhawk Wurts (1876-1958) and reflect both family papers and business records.
Dates: 1699-1964

W.W. Laird collection of graphic materials and family movies

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-316
Abstract: William Winder ‘Chick” Laird, Jr. (1910-1989) was a director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and a financial advisor, starting his own brokerage firm in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection includes photographs of interiors and exteriors of du Pont family estates and homes in Delaware, as well as portraits and snapshots of du Pont and Laird family members. The collection also contains a large number of lantern slides, blueprints, maps, and film reels of home movies and family skits.
Dates: circa 1880-1975

Wyomissing Development Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1905
Abstract: The Wyomissing Development Company was a housing development firm for the employees of a manufacturer of knitting machinery, the Textile Machine Works. Both companies were incorporated by Henry Janssen (1866-1948) and Ferdinand Thun (1866-1948). The collection contains two minute books which document the organization of the Wyomissing Development Company, the acquisition of land for the company town and other public facilities including stores, parks, playgrounds, schools, and hospitals.
Dates: 1913-1934

York Oil Burner Company's industrial oil burning equipment album

 Collection
Identifier: 1969-083
Abstract: The York Oil Burner Company was a manufacturer of oil-fired residential and commercial oil heating equipment. This collection consists of one album containing 80 black & white photographic prints of industrial equipment of the York Oil Burner Co., Inc. Many of the photographs are interior views of building basements showing York Oil Burner Co. equipment installed in the building's furnace system.
Dates: circa 1936

Young, McAllister, and Warner family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0427
Abstract: The Young and McAllister families were prominent families in the Associate Presbyterian community in Philadelphia. William Young (1755-1829) was a Philadelphia bookseller and later a manufacturer at Rockland, Delaware. John McAllister Jr. (1786-1877) ran the Philadelphia optical firm of that same name. This small collection of papers relate to the Young, McAllister, and Warner families. Approximately half of the material are correspondence from John Young, William Young, John McAllister Jr., and Joseph T. Warner; the other half are miscellaneous documents related to the families and businesses they were involved with including Rockland Manufacturing Company and McAllister Spectacle Company.
Dates: 1794-1871

Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 20100108-ZTV
Abstract: Consists of Z. Taylor Vinson's collection of transportation ephemera, which focuses primarily on automobile history but also documents other forms of transportation. Includes trade catalogs, books, magazines, and artifacts in addition to manuscripts relating to Vinson's career at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Dates: 1860-2011; bulk 1893-2009

Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation lithographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-203
Abstract: For over sixty years, Zachary Taylor Vinson (1933-2009) amassed a large and comprehensive collection of printed material documenting on the history of transportation, particularly automobiles. This small collection of French lithographs depicts early aeronautical and motor vehicle subjects. All but one were designed by either Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) or his wife, Marguerite Montaut (1883-1936). The final print is by poster artist Georges Hamel (1900-1972).
Dates: circa 1906-1913; undated

Zanol Products Company salesman's case and ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-301
Abstract: The Zanol Products Company was a door-to-door consumer goods distributor. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio circa 1908, Zanol developed its own line of household products which the company sold directly to consumers via door-to-door representatives. This collection consists of one salesman's case containing pamphlets, trade cards, trade catalogs, sewing needle cases, books of blank order forms, and other ephemera from the Zanol Products Company.
Dates: 1926-1933

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Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817 24
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 22
RCA Corporation 18
United States. Navy 16
Dick, John A., 1879-1972 14
New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.) 14
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) 12
Savery, Thomas H., 1837-1910 12
Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834 11
World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 10
Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937 9
Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 9
Eleutherian Mills (Greenville, Del. : Estate) 9
Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993 9
Jackson Laboratory (E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company) 9
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 9
Pusey and Jones Company 9
Baldwin Locomotive Works 8
Bethlehem Steel Corporation 8
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Textile Fibers Department 8
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co 8
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.) 8
Pusey & Jones Corporation 8
Reading Company 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chestnut Run Laboratories 7
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Organic Chemicals Department 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
Hanford Engineer Works 7
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co 7
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 7
Amtrak 6
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 6
Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958 6
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Carney's Point Works 6
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research and Development Department 6
General Electric Company 6
International Business Machines Corporation 6
Lea family 6
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company 6
Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927 6
Radio Corporation of America 6
Victor Talking Machine Company 6
Young, William, 1755-1829 6
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 5
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School 5
Budd Company 5
DeMirjian, Charles H., 1925- 5
Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935 5
Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963 5
Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888 5
Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827 5
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Brandywine Works 5
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hagley Yard 5
General Motors Corporation 5
Hagley Museum and Library. Library. Oral History Project Office 5
Hercules Powder Company 5
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) 5
Manhattan Project (U.S.) 5
National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.) 5
Penn Central Transportation Company 5
Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866 - 1916 5
Remington Arms Company 5
University of Delaware 5
All American Engineering Company 4
American Car and Foundry Company 4
American Iron and Steel Institute 4
American Telephone and Telegraph Company 4
Bethlehem Steel Company 4
Brandywine Hundred (Del.) 4
Central Railroad of New Jersey 4
ConRail 4
Du Pont, Richard C. (Richard Chichester), 1911-1943 4
Du Pont, T. Coleman (Thomas Coleman), 1863-1930 4
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Elastomer Chemicals Department 4
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Engineering Department 4
E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company 4
Jackson and Sharp Company 4
Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc 4
Kwolek, Stephanie, 1923-2014 4
Lukens Steel Company 4
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4
Midvale Steel and Ordnance Company 4
New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations (1853-1854 : New York, N.Y.) 4
Pedersen, Charles J., 1904-1989 4
Radio Corporation of America. RCA Victor Division 4
Richardson, George A., 1886-1976 4
Savery, William H., 1865-1949 4
Sperry Rand (Corporation). Univac Division 4
Spruance, William C. (William Corbit), 1873-1935 4
Thayer, Horace H., 1878-1959 4
Watson, Robert B. 4
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