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Explosives industry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. dynamite works panoramic photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1969-155
Abstract:

The Louviers dynamite works began production in 1908 and provided explosives primarily for mines in the region. The panoramic photograph shows a view of the DuPont Company dynamite works at Louviers, Colorado, including the magazine area, powder line, and overall view.

Dates: 1922

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Guncotton plant panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-145
Abstract:

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 panoramic photographs show exteriors of the plant, views of the workers' housing, the town (including the African American section), and a photograph of the Hopewell China Corporation, a post-war reuse of one of the facilities.

Dates: 1918-circa 1920

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Haskell Works panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-141
Abstract:

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.

Dates: circa 1920

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Penniman shell loading plant panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-161
Abstract:

The DuPont Company acquired a site on the York River in Virginia on which they planned to build a dynamite plant. The U.S. Government took over the property in 1918 and got the DuPont Company to build a shell loading plant instead. These three panoramic photographs show overall views of the shell loading plant at Penniman, Virginia during World War I.

Dates: 1918

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Pompton Lakes panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-152
Abstract:

In 1902 the DuPont Company acquired the Smith Electric Fuze Company and some other properties in the Pompton Lakes, New Jersey area. DuPont continued the manufacture of fuses, blasting caps, and other blasting supplies at the plant, adding a shell plant and other facilities. One panoramic photograph shows an overview of the DuPont Company plant at Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, 1918, and the other is a group portrait of staff, August 25, 1943.

Dates: 1918; 1943

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Racine explosive plant engineers panoramic photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1969-147
Abstract:

In 1918, the company opened an additional plant in Racine, Wisconsin to increase the production of smokeless powder to meet the growing demand in order to support the war effort. This panoramic photograph shows a group of engineers outside of the plant.

Dates: circa 1914-1918

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Repauno Works panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-142
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works manufactured high explosive dynamite. The company began as the Repauno Chemical Company on June 7, 1880, by Lammot du Pont (1831-1884), a chemist working for the family business, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company which originally produced gunpowder. The panoramic photographs show two views of the dynamite works and workers village at the DuPont Company's Repauno Works.

Dates: 1919; 1926