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Foote Concrete Machinery Co. photographs, 1913-1936, 1955, undated
Creator: Foote Concrete Machinery Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2017.236
Extent:   2 linear feet
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.
Fitz Water Wheel Company photographs, 1912-1966
Creator: Fitz Water Wheel Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.218
Extent:   69 images
Abstract:   The Fitz Water Wheel Company specialized in the manufacture of water wheels and small power plants, although it also manufactured grain dryers and blowers. John Fitz (1847-1914), who succeeded his father as head of the firm, developed the modern steel overshot water wheel. These photographic prints are transfers from the Fitz Water Wheel Company manuscript collection. They document different residential and commercial sites where Fitz Water wheels were installed.
Karen Farquhar collection of du Pont family photographs, 1883-1960
Creator: Farquhar, Karen
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2007.207
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Karen du Pont Farquhar (1947-) is the great-granddaughter of T. Coleman du Pont (1863-1930), president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in the early 20th century. This collection of photographs is part of a larger group of du Pont family papers, which are housed in the Manuscripts and Archives Department. The photograph collection includes many photographs of the du Pont family from 1882 to 1960.
Eugene Shallcross Ferguson papers, 1937-2001, bulk 1960-1995
Creator: Ferguson, Eugene S.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2249
Extent:   26 linear feet
Abstract:   Eugene S. Ferguson (1916-2004) was one of the founders of the discipline of the history of technology. He taught at Iowa State University and the University of Delaware and worked at the Smithsonian Institution and the Hagley Museum. The papers provide evidence on the development and maturation of Ferguson’s thought, on the first 20 years of the history of technology as an academic discipline, and of the networking amongst its practitioners.
Ferracute Machine Company records, 1863-1982, bulk 1937-1963
Creator: Ferracute Machine Company (Bridgeton, N.J.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1928
Extent:   5 linear feet, 84 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The collection consists of materials assembled by Arthur J. Cox for the preparation of the company history, Ferracute: The History of an American Enterprise (1985).
Benjamin Ferris and Thomas Parker watch papers, circa 1800-1810
Creator: Ferris, Benjamin,, 1780-1867. Parker, Thomas.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.203
Extent:   2.0 items
Abstract:   Benjamin Ferris and Thomas Parker were both watchmakers in Philadelphia in the early nineteenth century. These are watch papers which were inserted in early timepieces and included identifying information about the watchmakers. Each paper lists the makers' Philadelphia addresses, includes a short inventory of his goods.
William Ferris, II glass plate negatives, 1888-1889
Creator: Ferris, William, Jr. (1822-1909)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1974.359
Extent:   39 images
Abstract:   William Ferris, II (1822-1909) was the ninth child of historian, Benjamin Ferris (1780-1867) and his wife Fanny Canbey (1778-1833), a Quaker family and residents of Wilmington, Delaware. This collection consists of thirty-eight glass plate negatives, mostly of unidentified people and interiors, taken by William Ferris, II of Wilmington, Delaware.
Charles Findeisen aerial photographs, 1960-2000
Creator: Findeisen, Charles, 1919-2007
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2009.223
Extent:   15 linear feet
Abstract:   Charles Findeisen (1919-2007) was an aerial photographer hobbyist turned professional and spent most of his life flying airplanes. Findeisen consulted for real estate development concerns, engineering firms, and construction companies among others. Virtually all of his work was in the tri-state region of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. This collection contains his aerial photography from 1962 to 2000. It is comprised mostly of negatives but does include some photographs. Many of his subjects were photographed over time at regular intervals. This is particularly true of real estate development programs and building projects. But there is also one-off material of current events, local places, and landmarks.
Fingerman collection of ephemera, circa 1848-1968
Creator: Fingerman, Arlene; Fingerman, Gerald
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2009.213
Extent:   3 linear feet
Abstract:   Items with a specific and limited use, created with the intention of being discarded after serving their purpose, are called ephemera. This collection consists of mixed-format ephemera from various endeavors within American culture, primarily the manufacturing and selling of products or services.
Finnesey & Kobler photographs of delivery wagons, 1900-1920
Creator: Finnesey & Kobler (Firm).; Loud, Edward P.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.267
Extent:   13 images
Abstract:   Established in 1909, Finnesey & Kobler manufactured delivery wagons and carriages. This collection consists of thirteen builders photographs of wagons made by Finnesey & Kobler, N.E. corner Brown and 27th Streets, Philadelphia. Each wagon is posed in front of the office and warehouse.
Louis Forman business papers, 1784-1989, bulk 1940-1970
Creator: Forman, Louis, 1908-2002.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2290
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Louis Forman (1908-2002) was a liquor broker and operated the Michter’s whiskey distillery in Pennsylvania. The collection, which focuses on the development and marketing of Michter’s whiskey, with a secondary emphasis on Forman’s liquor brokering business, primarily consists of advertising campaign materials and artwork, business plans and forecasts, deeds, contracts, information on brewing and distilling processes, union contracts, testimonial letters, and other correspondence.
Louis Forman photograph collection, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
Creator: Forman, Louis, 1908-2002.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2007.222
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   Louis Forman (1908-2002) was a liquor broker who managed the creation and distribution of several different whiskey and liquor brands. This collection documents the operations of Mitcher's Distillery in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania as well as Forman's efforts to import Kotobukiya Kabushiki Kaisha Japanese whiskies and wines to the United States.
Robert C. Forney papers, 1947-2017
Creator: Forney, Robert C., (Robert Clyde), 1927-2016
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2689
Extent:   5 linear feet
Abstract:   Dr. Robert C. Forney was a chemical engineer and served as a senior vice president for the DuPont Company. His papers largely document his career with the DuPont Company, his private and public life, artifacts, reports, and include various awards from his career in chemical engineering. Forney's work on redesigning the shuttle rocket booster following the space shuttle Challenger incident is included among his papers.
Plan of old garden at Eleutherean [sic] Mills drawing, 1925
Creator: Foster, Victorine du Pont, 1849-1934.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1971.458
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Victorine Elizabeth du Pont Foster (1849-1934), daughter of Henry du Pont and Louisa Gerhard du Pont, grew up at Eleutherian Mills, near Wilmington, Delaware. The drawing is a detailed plan of the formal garden at Eleutherian Mills. Placement of trees, flowers, and vines, etc., are indicated on the drawing.
Francis Bannerman Sons, Inc. photographs, circa 1900-1920
Creator: Francis Bannerman Sons, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.284
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Francis Bannerman Sons 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.
Francis Bannerman Sons, Inc. records, 1855-1973
Creator: Francis Bannerman Sons, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2185
Extent:   46 linear feet
Abstract:   Francis Bannerman (1820-1872) was a Brooklyn, N.Y., ship chandler who began selling Civil War military surplus as a side line. His son Francis (1851-1918) developed a three-generation dealership in military surplus and military antiques serving sportsmen and collectors. He also built a private arsenal on an island in the Hudson Highlands that is now a romantic ruin. The records document the firm’s buying of military gear and arms in the U.S. and Europe and advertising them for resale.
George J. Frebert collection of research files on Delaware aviation, 1896-2001, bulk 1927-1957
Creator: Frebert, George J., 1929-2002
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2288
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   George J. Frebert (1929-2002), a pilot and aviation enthusiast, published Delaware Aviation History in 1998. The collection contains both materials used in the preparation of Delaware Aviation History and other items that Frebert collected dealing with Delaware aviation, aviators and airports. Much of the material was copied from historical repositories, but Frebert also collected original materals and photos from other early aviators.
George J. Frebert photograph collection on Delaware aviation, 1918-1999
Creator: Frebert, George J., 1929-2002
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2011.297
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   George J. Frebert (1929-2002) was a pilot and aviation enthusiast who served in the Air Force during the Korean War, operated the Dover Litho Printing Company in Dover, DE, published "Delaware Aviation History," and restored vintage airplanes as a hobby. This collection contains both materials used in the preparation of "Delaware Aviation History" and other items that Frebert collected dealing with Delaware aviation, aviators and airports.
The Du Pont Story film call sheet and photograph album, circa 1950
Creator: Fuller, Dixie
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.251
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Du Pont Story is a feature film directed by Wilhem Thiele, as William J. Thiele (1890-1975). The Du Pont Story is a historical drama which tells the story of the DuPont Company through the administrations of the company's first ten presidents. This collection consists of a motion picture employee, Dixie Moore's (aka. Dixie Fuller) research binder, primarily containing photographic reproductions of portraits and silhouettes of du Pont family members that are portrayed in the film.
Hercules Powder Company advertising poster, Not this trip, Old Pal, circa 1917
Creator: Fuller, A.D. (Arthur Davenport), 1889-1966.; Hercules Powder Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1970.081
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Hercules Powder Company was one of the companies created from the break up of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours "powder trust" in 1911 as ruled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. In its early years as a separate company, it continued to produce explosives and dynamite and used advertising styles and devices. This item is a poster depicting a World War I soldier leaving home and telling his hunting dog, "Not this trip Old Pal."
Hercules Powder Company calendar illustrations and Laflin and Rand display cards, circa 1901-1920
Creator: Fuller, A.D. (Arthur Davenport), 1889-1966.; Hercules Powder Company.; Hoskins, Gayle, 1887-1962.; Laflin and Rand Powder Company.; Price, Norman.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1973.295
Extent:   15 items
Abstract:   The Hercules Powder Co. was one of companies created from the break up of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours "powder trust" in 1911 as ruled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. The Laflin and Rand Powder Company, one of the largest gunpowder manufacturers in the nineteenth century, was formed from several predecessor companies, including the Laflin Powder Company and the Smith & Rand Powder Company. This collection consists of a Hercules Powder Company calendar from 1919 and an undated illustration from a company calendar. There are also reproductions of a group of three different display card advertisements for Laflin & Rand Powder Company, probably for point-of-sale or counter display.
F.H. Dow & Company Utopian chocolate candy boxes album, circa 1910-1920
Creator: F.H. Dow & Company. New England Commercial Photograph.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1999.222
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   F.H. Dow & Company was a manufacturer of chocolates and candy. This album contains of photographs from F.H. Dow & Company of Boston, Massachusetts, showing various box designs for Utopian chocolates.
F.F. Slocomb & Company photographs, 1900-1955
Creator: F.F. Slocomb Corporation; Lubitsh & Bungarz; Royal Studio; Sanborn Studio
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.230
Extent:   42 images
Abstract:   The F.F. Slocomb Corporation, engineers and fabricators of special machinery, was located in Wilmington, Delaware. The F.F. Slocomb Corporation started in 1900 as a machine shop founded by Frank Slocomb. This collection consists largely of unidentified loose photographs of machinery produced by the company. There are six views taken on the shop floor; some of these show workers.
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