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Apollo 15 photograph, 1971
Creator: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.223
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar landing mission. The three-man crew was made up of David R. Scott (1932-), Alfred J. Worden (1932-), and James B. Irwin (1930-1991). The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. DuPont materials were used in whole or in part for twenty of the twenty-one layers of the Apollo spacesuits. This is a NASA photograph of James Irwin on moon, August 1, 1971. Attached are strips naming the twenty-one different layers of his space suit.
NASA ERTS (Landsat 1) images of the southwestern United States, 1959, 1975
Creator: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.203
Extent:   12 images
Abstract:   Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS), now known as Landsat 1, was the first satellite launched as part of the Landsat program to continuously record observations of Earth from space. ERTS was launched on July 23, 1972. This small collection consists of eleven transparencies showing satellite images of locations in the southwestern United States and Rocky Mountains taken by NASA's Earth Resources Technology Satellite on February 2, 1975.
USDA materials on cotton standards and specifications, 1938-1966
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2733
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) fully adopted federal grading standards for food and other agricultural products during the Second World War. In 1939, the Agricultural Marketing Service, a USDA agency, began administering commodity standardization, grading, and inspections of several programs, including cotton and tobacco. This small collection mostly includes USDA issued publications and reports regarding developments in cotton standards, specifications, and classification in the mid-twentieth century.
Union Stock Yards postcards, 1905-1915
Creator: Union Stock Yard & Transit Company of Chicago.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.245
Extent:   5 images
Abstract:   Chicago's Union Stock Yard was the meatpacking district for Chicago, Illinois. In 1864, a consortium of nine railroad companies purchased 320-acres of swamp land in southwest Chicago to build a new more efficient stockyard. The result was that Chicago's Union Stock Yard and Transit Company opened Christmas Day 1865. This collection consists of five postcards (one used) showing scenes from the Union Stock Yards.
Pierre S. Dupont Liberty ship photograph, circa 1940s
Creator: United States Maritime Commission.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.285
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   A Liberty ship was a World War II EC2 type cargo ship designed for the emergency ship building program. Over 2,700 of these ships were built. This item is a photograph which shows a stern of EC-2 Liberty ship.
Shoemaking machinery photographs, 1950-1960
Creator: United Shoe Machinery Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1997.222
Extent:   2 photographic prints
Abstract:   The United Shoe Machinery Company was founded upon the 1899 merger of the Goodyear Machinery Company, Consolidated and McKay Lasting Machine Company, and McKay Shoe Machinery Company. The company grew quickly from its inception. In its heyday, the company employed 9,000 people and manufactured eighty-five percent of shoe making machinery in the United States. Of these two prints, one shows an assembly line using United Shoe Machinery Corporation equipment, while the other shows a worker demonstrating a United Shoe Machinery Company machine.
University of Delaware postcards, 1931-1940
Creator: University of Delaware
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.210
Extent:   13 items
Abstract:   The University of Delaware is the largest university in Delaware. Many of the buildings on campus have a Georgian style facade. This collection consists of twelve postcards showing building exteriors at the University of Delaware and one of St. Thomas Church, Newark, Delaware.
Nye Committee munitions investigations photographs, 1934
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate the Munitions Industry.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1982.227
Extent:   8 images
Abstract:   In the spring of 1934 the Senate's Special Committee Investigating the Munitions Industry chaired by Senator Gerald P. Nye began to examine the role that the munitions manufacturers had played during the First World War. This collection consists of photographs of P.S. du Pont, Irénée du Pont, Lammot du Pont, and A. Felix du Pont testifying before the Nye Committee in September of 1934.
United States Air Mail Service photographs, 1911-1929
Creator: Underwood & Underwood. United States. Air Mail Service.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1982.328
Extent:   35.0 images
Abstract:   The collection consists of photographs taken during the first years of the United States Post Office Department air mail service. Many of these photographs are portraits of individual air mail service pilots. The first use of air mail in the United States occurred in September, 1911, while the first air mail route from Washington to New York via Philadelphia started in 1918. A transcontinental route was established by 1920. In 1925 the government transitioned out of the air mail business with the passage of the Kelly Air Mail Act, which called for commericial airlines to bid on air mail routes established by the Post Office.
United States steamboats commemorative postage stamps, 1995
Creator: United States Postal Service.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.251
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   In the ninteenth century, steamboats revolutionized river transportation of people and goods because they could swiftly traverse rivers regardless of current. A mystique was created by the dangers they faced: explosions, sinkings, Indian attacks and daring races. This is a pane of commemorative stamps showing four steamboats: Sylvan Dell, Robert E. Lee, Rebecca Everingham, Bailey Gatzert.
Women at work World War II posters, circa 1941-1945
Creator: United States Employment Service.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.263
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   The collection consists of three World War II posters related to women in the workforce. Women on the Home Front worked in war industries and volunteered for war-related organizations, excelling at historically male-dominated trades such as welding, riveting, and engine repair. Their contribution was essential for the production and supply of wartime goods.
Bureau of Standards fire test of steel furniture album, 1926-1927
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.265
Extent:   1.0 volume
Abstract:   This album documents a fire test conducted by the Bureau of Standards concerning the effect of fire on steel furniture, possibly among other things. The Bureau of Standards, now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a non-regulatory federal agency under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is "to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life."
General views of the 1939 New York World's Fair official photographs, 1939
Creator: Underwood & Underwood
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1991.246
Extent:   10 images
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 collection consists of ten photographs of the New York World's Fair.
UNITE, Inc. records, 1955-1997
Creator: UNITE, Inc.; USE, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1881
Extent:   30 linear feet
Abstract:   UNIVAC Scientific Exchange (USE) was formed in 1955, consisting of UNIVAC 1103A computer users (Boeing Airplane Company, Holloman Air Force Base, Lockheed Missile Systems Division and Ramo-Woolridge Corporation) and Sperry-UNIVAC representatives. Their records document the evolving relationship between USE, Inc. and Sperry-UNIVAC including the history of software development through problem issues reported and improvements, response to user demands, and customer expectations.
1836 Pennsylvania Railroad passenger car photograph, circa 1893
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.006
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   Founded in 1846, Pennsylvania Railroad Company (PRR) was a leading industrial and transportation force throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This collection features a cyanotype and a photographic copy print of an image depicting the first passenger car created for PRR, most likely taken in 1893 in relation to Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.
1964 New York World's Fair ephemera, 1964
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2005.265
Extent:   4.0 items
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This small collection consists of four ephemera items from the 1964 New York World's Fair.
1964 New York World's Fair paper place mat, 1963
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2004.232
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This item is an advertising place mat printed in two colors with drawings of scenes from the upcoming world's fair.
1964 New York World's Fair postcards, 1964
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2003.218
Extent:   4 images
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This small collection consists of four blank postcards showing scenes from the New York World's Fair in 1964-1965. The set is titled, "Official world's fair post cards by Dexter, West Nyack, N.Y."
Alfred I. du Pont portrait, 1881
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.229
Extent:   1 photographic prints
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. This item is portrait of Alfred I. du Pont, dated September 1881.
All American Engineering Corporation photographs and audiovisual materials, 1938-1984, bulk 1951-1976
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1976.410
Extent:   13 linear feet
Abstract:   All American Engineering Company was an aeronautical engineering and research firm which was incorporated on October 31, 1952. The company was originally a division of All American Aviation, Inc. This collection consists primarily of films. There is a small amount of photographs which corresponds directly to the film material. The collection is organized into two series: Films and Photographs, both series are arranged alphabetically. Dating from 1937 to 1984, the Films series documents the company’s innovations in the aviation industry, including pickup and recovery systems, catapults and arresting gear. The photographs document different design projects and tests; most of this research was related to the aviation industry. There are photographs of the facilities at the DuPont Airport on Centre Road near Greenville, Delaware, and the Georgetown, Delaware, test plant. Richard du Pont and other personnel appear in some of the images.
American Car and Foundry woodwork, undated
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.007
Extent:   25 items
Abstract:   American Car and Foundry Company was founded in 1899 as the result of a merger among thirteen railroad carbuilding companies. This collection features 25 copy photographs of building interiors and exteriors with emphasis on wooden architectural elements.
Austin Powder Company album, circa 1900
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1973.231
Extent:   27 items
Abstract:   The Austin Powder Company began in 1833 at a site south of Cleveland, Ohio along the Cuyahoga River. The album contains photographic prints of the Austin Powder Company's plant near Solon, Ohio, circa 1900.
Avon Products Inc., Suwanee, Georgia site photographs, 1989-1992
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.264
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
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
Bank facades in Wilmington, Delaware photographs, 1931-1941
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.270
Extent:   4 images
Abstract:   Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. This collections contains four mounted photographic prints showing facades of Wilmington, Delaware, bank buildings
Brandywine Iron Works and Nail Factory correspondence, 1813-1871, bulk 1834
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2674
Extent:   30 items
Abstract:   A small body of letters and fragments recovered from the Graystone mansion property at Coatesville, Pa., relating to the Brandywine Iron Works and Nail Factory during the time when Rebecca Webb Pennock Lukens was proprietor after the death of her husband.
Budd Company legal documents, 1926-1965
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2557
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of a small group of legal documents of the Budd Company and its related firms preserved by a former employee. Also included are the papers of Budd Company's British and German affiliates, property leases, and agreements.
Carpenter daybook, 1796-1821
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1966
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The collection consists of a day book kept by an unidentified carpenter in the Philadelphia area from 1796 to 1799.
Charles Mattathias Jacobs painting, circa 1910
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.224
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Charles Mattathias Jacobs (1850-1919) was a British tunneling engineer. This is a digital copy of a painting of Jacobs at approximately sixty years of age, in court dress.
Civil War patriotic envelopes, 1861-1865
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.064
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   In the mid-1850s major cities in the United States began publishing pictorial envelopes with patriotic themes. This collection consists of envelopes with printed cover illustrations from the American Civil War.
Color Association of the United States records, 1915-1983
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1983
Extent:   14 linear feet
Abstract:   The Color Association of the United States (CAUS) was organized on February 19, 1915 as the Textile Color Card Association (TCCA) for the purpose of standardizing colors for the textile trade. Their records include minutes; reports; staff and membership files; publications; advertisements; cloth samples; seasonal bulletins; and color cards. Color standardization services for the government and various industries are documented as well.
Conectiv, Inc. photographs, circa 1940-1982
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2000.237
Extent:   9.0 boxes
Abstract:   Conectiv, Inc. was formed in 1998 by the merger of Atlantic Electric Incorporated and Delmarva Power and Light Company, two large regional power utilities that supplied Southern New Jersey and the Delmarva Peninsula. Almost all the images in this collection came originally from the corporate archive of the Delmarva Power and Light Company (DP&L).The majority of the images in this collection come from the Delmarva Power and Light Company (DP&L), a predecessor of Conectiv, Inc. The images can generally be divided into three categories: DP&L equipment and facilities, DP&L employees, and views of buildings, both commercial and residential, throughout northern Delaware.
Curtiss and Wright airplane competition photographs, 1910
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.247
Extent:   5 images
Abstract:   For what appears a brief moment in early aviation history, the Wright Brothers competed their airplanes in public demonstrations. The Curtiss Exhibition Co.'s Glenn Curtiss piloted one of his biplanes, and Walter Brookins piloted a Wright biplane. Three photos show the Curtiss biplane on the beach before take-off with a Boardwalk crowd nearby. Two others show the Curtiss and Wright airplanes separately in flight.
Deeds for mill-seats on the Brandywine Creek and environs, 1719-1855, bulk 1790-1855
Creator: Unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2502
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Original deeds, many on vellum, for property transactions along the Brandywine Creek in Brandywine and Christiana Hundreds and in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware.
DuPont Co., Carney's Point photographs, circa 1925
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.008
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company was organized as an operating company to consolidate approximately 100 explosives manufacturers controlled by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. This collection features two photographs of the DuPont Smokeless Poweder Works float entered in the 1925 250th Anniversary parade in Salem, New Jersey.
DuPont Company Executives portraits, 1919-1996
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2010.205
Extent:   7.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The DuPont executive team holds top-line responsibility for driving DuPont’s vision and ensuring that its core values are upheld across the company.This collection consists of individual portraits of DuPont Company executives. It also includes group portraits of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors.
DuPont Company gunpowder advertising envelopes, 1902
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.296
Extent:   8 items
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. This small collection consists of eight letter-size gunpowder advertising envelopes, including Peters cartridges, DuPont smokeless powder, Laflin & Rand, and Hazard Powder Company.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Chestnut Run Technical Library materials, 1945-2005
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2631
Extent:   19 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection contains files from the technical library at DuPont's Chestnut Run site in Wilmington, Delaware.
Electric substations and transformers in Wilmington, Delaware photographs, 1926
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.237
Extent:   52 images
Abstract:   Delaware Power & Light Company had its beginnings in the 1880s as a number of small power companies sprang up to provide electric service to the Delmarva Peninsula. These 1926 images document the construction of gas towers and substations at the Christiana and Brandywine power plants in the Wilmington, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills residence, garden, and surroundings snapshot photographs, circa 1955
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.336
Extent:   6 images
Abstract:   The Eleutheurian Mills are located on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware and is the site of the gunpowder mills established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont. This collection consists of six black & white snapshot photographs of the Eleutherian Mills Residence.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation collection of DuPont Company websites, 2011-2014
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   EMHF.AVD.2014.005
Extent:   17 websites
Abstract:   Collection of websites owned by or affiliated with the DuPont Company, between 2011 and 2014. Complete web archive is available at https://archive-it.org/collections/2606. Sites will continue to be added to the collection in the future.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation research reports, 1942-2007
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1645
Extent:   7.5 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection contains research reports for the purpose of developing and elaborating exhibits and interpretations of the Hagley Museum. The reports were prepared by a permanent research staff and by participants in the Hagley Fellowship Program. The research reports also include scholarly articles that use Hagley's collections or are about subjects that pertain to Hagley's mission.
Enron Corp. board records, 1997-2002
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2487
Extent:   3.0 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection contains meeting minutes, supporting materials and other documents relating to the Department of Justice investigation into the Enron Corp. from 1997-2002.
Erie City Iron Works records, 1864-1937
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0905
Extent:   14 linear feet
Abstract:   The Erie City Iron Works was founded by Pennsylvania capitalist Bethuel Boyd Vincent (1803-1876) as the Presque Isle Foundry in 1840. The Works was a major manufacturer of boilers, stationary and portable engines and machinery for sawmills and steam riveting as well as railroad freight and passenger cars. Their records are largely comprised of accounting records.
Ernest du Pont portrait, circa 1883
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.206
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Ernest du Pont (1880-1944) and his elder brother Francis Irenee du Pont (1873-1942) founded the U.S.F. Powder Company in 1919, which produced flashless cannon powder. This item is a cabinet card photograph of Ernest du Pont (1880-1944) as a young child.
Fiber spinning processes cartoons, circa 1970
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.223
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   The DuPont Company is a chemical company which commercially produces synthetic fibers such as Kevlar. This collection consists of three pieces of artwork which were created for the DuPont Company Textile Fibers Department and hung in a shared work area. The artwork are photostats and are signed “ELF”. The three pictures show various small, cheerful animals making synthetic fiber by three different methods that are actually used (in slightly more sophisticated form) industrially.
Firehouses and historic buildings of Wilmington photographs, 1876-circa 1940
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1972.251
Extent:   5 items
Abstract:   Collection consists of 5 photographs, four of which are exterior views of historic structures in Wilmington. Two fire companies are pictured, the Friendship Firehouse in the late 1800s and the fire station of Company No. 1
Francis I. du Pont portrait, undated
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.015
Extent:   1 item
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.
The Gallery at Market Street East publicity packet, 1983
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.244
Extent:   6 items
Abstract:   The Gallery at Market East is a shopping gallery in Philadelphia. This collection consists of a publicity packet produced to promote The Gallery at Market Street East. The packet includes two renderings of the Gallery area, and four brochures which contains a map, statistical information about the area, and press releases about stores.
Greenville, Delaware house exteriors transparencies, circa 1955
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1991.231
Extent:   2 images
Abstract:   Rare documentation of wooden 2-story house in Greenville, Delaware (New Castle County).
Harry J. Haon family papers, 1882-1989
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2559
Extent:   31 linear feet
Abstract:   The Harry J. Haon Family Papers are a collection of correspondence, meeting notes/minutes, drawings/maps, journal articles, DuPont publications, papers expressing once classified information about DuPont products, as well as teaching materials for employees who were novice marketing managers, sales personnel and employees in leadership positions. The collection is composed of two record groups: Record Group I consists of the papers of Harry J. Haon, II; Record Group II contains the papers of Harry J. Haon, III. The careers in DuPont of both Haons are well documented in their respective record groups.
Henry Francis du Pont and Mrs. E.I. du Pont photograph, 1967
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.005
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Henry Francis du Pont was the great-grandson of E.I. du Pont, the founder of the DuPont Company. He was a director of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a member of its executive committee, a director of the Wilmington Trust Company, a director of General Motors, and a member of its finance committee. This collection contains one photograph of Henry Francis du Pont and Mrs. E.I. du Pont at the 1967 Delaware Antiques Show.
Hotel du Pont historical files, 1912-2011
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2597
Extent:   5.5 linear feet
Abstract:  
Houses in Elsmere, Delaware photographs, circa 1900-1920
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.254
Extent:   6 images
Abstract:   Elsmere is a town in New Castle County in Delaware. This collection consists of six photographs of miscellaneous houses in Elsmere, which were loaned to the Hagley Museum and Library for copy.
Inter-Society Color Council photographs, 1930-1980
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2003.228
Extent:   7 linear feet
Abstract:   The Inter-Society Color Council coordinates the activities of leading technical societies relating to the description, specification, and standardization of color, and promotes the practical application of this knowledge in science, art, and industry. Dorothy Nickerson (1900-1985) worked in the research laboratory of the Munsell Color Company from 1921-1926, and is known for her numerous contributions to the field of color science. This collection consists of materials from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.
Inter-Society Color Council records, 1879-2000, bulk 1895-1985
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2188
Extent:   166.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Inter-Society Color Council records represents a wide array of individuals and organizations and their contributions to the development of standardized systems for identifying and evaluating color. This collection documents the advancement of color technology in the twentieth century and its practical application to problems related to color in science, art, and industry.
Jackson and Sharp Company photographs, before 1902
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.036
Extent:   6 items
Abstract:   The Jackson and Sharp Company, a manufacturer of railroad passenger cars, was incorporated in Delaware on February 24, 1869, as the successor to the partnership of Jackson & Sharp. This collection contains copy photographic prints of the company plant.
Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company, Miss America collection, approximately 1945-1967
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1972.430
Extent:   1069 photographic prints
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft, an Englishman trained in textile weaving in Lancashire, established his own cotton mill on the Brandywine near Wilmington, Delaware in 1831. This operation became the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company in 1889, and in 1929 it absorbed the Eddystone Manufacturing Co. These images include plant exteriors and interiors, officials and employees, aerials, workers' housing, machinery, floods, and dams and races on Brandywine Creek as well as many Ban-Lon and Miss America fashion photographs. This collection includes approximately 1060 images covering a period from the late 19th century to the 1960s.
Mary A. Ferraro portrait, circa 1860-1870
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2011.328
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Mary A. Ferraro (b. 1851) is presumably the mother of Pierre Ferraro (b. 1878) and Eugene Ferraro, both of which worked for the DuPont Company and were all residents of Walker's Bank at Hagley Mills. This item is a portrait of a woman identified only as the mother of Ferraro.
Mercantile advertising circulars and prices current, 1784-1804
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1215
Extent:   23 items
Abstract:   Consists of advertising circulars and prices current, addressed to several Philadelphia merchants.
Michael Munroe of Lobdell Works pouring steel, photograph, 1840s
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.058
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Lobdell Car Wheel Company was founded as a small manufacturing firm of Jonathon Bonney, Charles Bush, and George Lobdell in Wilmington, Delaware in 1837. This collection contains a photographic print depicting Michael Munroe of Lobdell Works pouring steel.
New York waterworks photograph and ship Mohican postcard, circa 1900, 1967
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1973.234
Extent:   2 images
Abstract:   The Waterworks in Cooperstown, New York was built on the side of a mill in 1870, with an addition built in 1890. The ship Mohican was built circa 1900 and scrapped in 1936. This collection consists of two items: one black and white photograph of Waterworks, Cooperstown, New York and black and white postcard view of ship Mohican.
Northern Delaware aerial photographs, circa 1930
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.203
Extent:   11 images
Abstract:   Northern Delaware (current day New Castle County) was settled by Swedes in the 17th century. This collections contains ten aerial photographs of the Northeastern Delaware border with Pennsylvania, along the Delaware River.
Penn Central Transportation Company employee timetables, 1968-1986
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2667
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   A complete set of employee timetables for each region and division of the Penn Central Railroad.
Pennsylvania iron industry correspondence, bills, and receipts, 1807-1892, undated
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   25 items
Abstract:   Consists of correspondence, bills, and receipts concerning the iron industry in Pennsylvania during the nineteenth century.
Pennsylvania Railroad public timetables, 1919-1968
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2603
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   Timetables issued periodically to the public, generally at ticket offices, showing the schedules of passenger trains on various routes.
The Presidential Puzzle from the campaign of Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1977.420
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Presidential election of 1932 was between Republican candidate and incumbent Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) and the Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945). This item is a small wooden puzzle, The Presidential Puzzle, from the campaign of Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932.
Quarries and quarry workers panoramic photographs, circa 1920
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.148
Extent:   2 oversize folders
Abstract:   Quarrying is the act of extracting natural stones to use in building materials. Throughout the 1920s quarries were the largest employers of African Americans. This collection consists of two panoramic photographs of unidentified quarries, one with workers, one without.
Railroad bridges photographs, circa 1900
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1973.322
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was chartered in 1846 to completing an all-rail road across the state. Collection consists of three unidentified photographs of stone arched railroad bridges, probably on the Pennsylvania railroad.
Repauno Works photographs, 1895-1975
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1976.309
Extent:   6.0 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of materials, primarily photographs, relating to the Repauno Dynamite Works and Eastern Laboratory of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, located near Gibbstown, NJ.
Richards, London & Kelley album of woodworking machinery photographs, 1873-1874
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.225
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Richards, London & Kelley manufactured pattern-making machinery for woodworking. The firm founded, The Atlantic Works in 1869 for the manufacture of machines especially directed to railway car manufacturing, and Band Sawing Machinery. This collection consists of illustrations of woodworking machinery and descriptions from trade catalogs that are pasted into an album. The machinery was produced in Philadelphia by The Atlantic Works (also DBA Richards, London and Kelley).
Rowlandsville, Maryland grist mill photographic documentation, 1992
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.244
Extent:   56 images
Abstract:   Mills located at this Rowlandsville, Maryland, site date to the mid-19th century. A copy of the Maryland Historical Trust historic sites inventory form is included with this collection. The collection consists of documentary photographs of an abandoned grist mill in Rowlandville, Maryland, in Cecil County.
Sally Rand's fan dance at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair photographic reproductions, 1933
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2011.209
Extent:   8 photographic prints
Abstract:   Sally Rand (1904-1979) was a burlesque dancer, most well-known for her performances of the "bubble dance" and the "fan dance." The Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition was held along Lake Michigan and Northerly Island Park from May 27, 1933 to November 1, 1933. The theme was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms."This small collection consists of eight copy prints made from photographs of Sally Rand's Fan Dance which she performed at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
Samuel Eldon Homsey and Victorine du Pont Homsey portrait, circa 1943
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.281
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   The architectural firm of Victorine & Samuel Homsey, Inc. was founded in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1935. It was one of the first husband-and-wife architectural practices in the U.S.
Trattato de fuochi artificiali da guerra, e del modo della loro construzione, sperimentata ed usata in Napoli, circa 1793
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0365
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   The collection consists of a handwritten volume, in Italian, on the construction, testing, and use of ordnance during war in Naples, Italy.
Unidentified industrial facility aerial photograph, circa 1950
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2010.231
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   This item is an aerial photograph of an unidentified facility.
Unidentified male workers group photograph, circa 1885-1895
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.277
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   The railroad in Pennsylvania expanded greatly throughout late nineteenth century. This item is a photographic print showing posed group of twelve laborers photographed by industrial building near railroad track.
Unknown printer's sample book, circa 1880
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.220
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Printing companies often produce sample books, which contain actual samples, not just illustrations. This album contains mostly small pre-printed cards either folded or meant to be folded and used as invitations, dance cards, and programs.
Warner Company photographs, 1799-1993, bulk 1910-1970
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2008.206
Extent:   2796.0 photographic prints
Abstract:   The Warner Company produced lime, sand, and gravel, as well as products derived from those raw materials, such as hydrated lime for agricultural, chemical, construction, and domestic use, plaster, masonry, cement, and concrete. This collection consists of photographs, negatives, advertisements, lantern slides, 35mm slides, and albums from the Warner Company from about 1900 through 1970; the bulk of the material dates to about 1925 to 1955.
Wawa, Inc. Public Relations photographs and audiovisual materials, 1950-2008, bulk 1990-2003
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2008.212
Extent:   31.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of audiovisual material received as part of Wawa, Inc.'s public relations files.
Wilmington, Delaware area historic images, 1930-1950
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.249
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. This collection consists of three reproduction photographs of diverse subjects: an A5A steam locomotive #1167 of Reading Railroad crossing the road at Greenville, Delaware; a unoccupied trolley car in Wilmington, Delaware, originally built by the Peoples Railway Company in 1904; a postcard illustration of the Delaware Trust Building, Wilmington, Delaware.
Wilmington, Delaware postcards, circa 1906-1909
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1980.240
Extent:   8 items
Abstract:   Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. The collection consists of eight postcards featuring scenes in and around Wilmington, Delaware. The postcards were published by Julian B. Robinson, a Wilmington printer.
Brandywine Springs Park postcard, 1910-1915
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.256
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Brandywine Springs County Park was a popular amusement park in the rural countryside outside Wilmington from approximately 1890 to 1923. This collection consists of a postcard of the arched entrance to the park.
Centre County, Pennsylvania brick companies photographs, circa 1920-1940
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1980.310
Extent:   46.0 images
Abstract:   This collection consists of photographs documenting many of the processes used to make bricks in Centre County, Pennsylvania, and some coal mining images. Brick works existed in Coleville, Wingate, Milesburg, Howard, Port Matilda, Snow Shoe, Orviston and Monument. By the 1960s, all the brick works have shut down for mostly economic reasons.
Chemical industry poster stamps, 1917-1953
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.256
Extent:   41 images
Abstract:   A poster stamp is physically similar to a postage stamp, but it is without a face value or denomination. Poster stamps were created to commemorate and promote products, events, or ideas. The Exposition of Chemical Industries (now called The Chem Show) was first put on in 1915. It serves to bring together manufacturers and suppliers with people who work in the chemical process industry. This collection consists of gummed stickers with colorful images or designs advertising various functions and companies related to the chemical industry.
Cigar bands album, 1900-1915
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.271
Extent:   1.0 item
Abstract:   This item is an album of cigar bands collected in the early 20th century. The heyday of cigar band artwork spans from the late 19th to early 20th centuries with many of the companies adopting pictorial displays as well as text. The bands were produced through lithographic printing methods.
Conestoga wagon tool box contents list, undated
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.259
Extent:   1.0 item
Abstract:   This collection is a list on cardboard of the contents of a Conestoga wagon toolbox. Conestoga wagons were used to haul freight between farms and cities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio between the years 1750 and 1855.
Crossing site of the Wilmington and Northern Railroad and Peoples Railway photographs, 1994
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.277
Extent:   10 images
Abstract:   These photographs document the abandoned site where the Peoples Railway trolley car passed under the tracks of the Wilmington and Northern Railroad in Rockford Park near the Brandywine Creek. The Peoples Railway Company started in 1900 to bring visitors via electric trolley to the Brandywine Springs Amusement Park outside of Wlimington. The Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company was a branch of the Reading railroad system running in a north-south direction between Wilmington, Delware and Reading, Pennsylvania. Its object was to connect the various industrial plants located along Brandywine Creek with other railroads leading to the west and to the anthracite coal regions.
Deadwood Central train at Chicago Railroad Fair postcard, 1948
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.277
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   The Chicago Railroad Fair was the first exposition after the Second World War and the last exposition that featured railroads as its theme. It marked the centennial of the arrival of railroads to Chicago and their role in westward expansion. This is a postcard of the narrow gauge Deadwood Central train that carried visitors around the fairground.
Delaware state fairgrounds aerial photograph, circa 1925-1928
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.286
Extent:   1.0 photographic prints
Abstract:   Aerial view showing crowded fairgrounds. The Delaware State Fair began as the Kent and Sussex County Fair in 1920, and is now known as the Delaware State Fair. 1928 was the last year the Delaware state fair was held at the Elsmere site.
Dupont Street, Chinese quarters print, circa 1890
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.243
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   DuPont Street was one of the oldest streets in San Francisco's Chinatown district, it was named in honor of Commodore Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) of the United States Navy. Dupont Street was changed to Grant Avenue in 1886. This print is a view of Dupont Street, in the Chinatown area of San Francisco, with an insert image of a "Chinese Vegetable Pedler."
Eleutherian Mills garden photographs and film, circa 1950-1970
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.342
Extent:   14 items
Abstract:   From 1802 to 1921, Eleutherian Mills was a gunpowder mill site used for the manufacture of explosives by the du Pont family business. The name also refers to the house and gardens on the hill above the mills, which was the first du Pont family home in America. This collections contains slides and color snapshot photographs of the garden at Eleutherian Mills. Also included is an 8 mm. home movie.
George C. Rothwell Inc. granary photographs, 1995
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.282
Extent:   27 photographic prints
Abstract:   George C. Rothwell (d. 1987) was a dairy farmer local to Smyrna, Delaware who went into the grain business. He owned two grain elevators in Smyrna. These are documentary photos taken chiefly of the interior of the companies granary.
Hardware store photograph, circa 1885
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1997.264
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   Hardware stores sell household hardware for home improvement directly to customers. This is an image of the exterior of an unidentified hardware store. Three men are posed in front.
Hospitality soap wrappers collection, circa 1930s-1950s
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2015.290
Extent:   .25 linear feet
Abstract:   Soap traces its history all the way back to the Babylonians in 2800 BC. However, bar soap only dates back to the late eighteenth century. The use of bar soap became the norm in the mid-nineteenth century. By this time soap could be mass produced and mass marketed. Many of the large bar soap companies were established during this time. This collection consists of 155 hospitality soap wrappers that have been flattened. The soap wrappers generally contain the name of the hotel, city and state, as well as a logo or graphic of some kind. Most wrappers include the brand name and product name, though a few do not have any information about the soap listed on the wrapper. All of the hotels are in the United States, not all of the states are represented in the collection. This collection would be useful for those researching package design, logos, or the soap industry. Potentially the collection also indicates relationships between specific hotel companies and their personal hygiene vendors.
Lea Pusey portrait through a block of ice, circa 1884-1886
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.262
Extent:   1 photographic print
Abstract:   This reproduction (copied from an original cabinet card) is of Lea Pusey (1820-1896) photographed through a large block of clear ice. Pusey created the plate process, a method to make commercial ice and was the founder of Diamond Ice Company.
Merchant's coupons, circa 1900
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.259
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   Trading stamps were small paper coupons, given to customers by merchants, that had a minimal cash value. Customers could save these coupons and exchange them with the trading stamp company for premiums. The use of these coupons grew with the proliferation of chain gas stations and supermarkets in the early 20th century. Two perforated sheets of "merchant's coupons" (possibly trading stamps) are included, one with fifteen stamps and the other with ten. The coupons in this collection have no markings to determine the merchant or trading stamp company of origin.
Original commercial art collection, circa 1920-1940
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2000.221
Extent:   76 items
Abstract:   Commercial art, or advertising art, is art created for an enterprise to communicate reasons to buy goods and services, to create a recognizable logo, or to detail the correct performance of a task. The collection consists of original drawings, sketches, and paintings for unidentified cosmetic, powder, and perfume packaging.
Pierre S. du Pont portrait, circa 1940-1945
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2011.204
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont (1870-1954) was the great grandson of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and that company played a major role in P.S. du Pont's life. He is most well-known for developing the preeminent botanical gardens, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This item is a matted portrait of P.S. du Pont, autographed on front beneath image area.
Place du Pont in Nemours, France photographs, 1995
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.289
Extent:   2 photographic prints
Abstract:   Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours(1739-1817) was a noted French Physiocrat and economic advisor to Jacques Necker and King Louis XVI. In 1784, Louis XVI made him a noble through the process of noblesse de lettres, which added the de Nemours suffix to his name. In the aftermath of the French Revolution he and his family emigrated to the United States where his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont established the gun powder manufacturer E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. These photographs show a close-up of the Place Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours metal plaque and the building on which it hangs in Nemours France, ancestral home of the du Pont family.
Roller skating stickers, correspondence, and photographs, circa 1940s-1970s
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2015.308
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Roller skating was a popular recreational hobby between 1935 through the 1970s. Starting in the early 1940s, a handful of enterprising roller skating rink owners looking for a way to promote their rinks began giving away colorful stickers printed with the name of the rink and a skating-related graphic. This collection primarily consists of roller staking rink stickers from various states in the United States and Canada. There are a few photographs of skaters and correspondence about sticker trading.
Sally Rand photograph, circa 1933
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2005.223
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   Sally Rand (1904-1979) was a burlesque dancer, most well-known for her performances of the "bubble dance" and the "fan dance." This item is a publicity photograph showing Sally Rand and her fans.
Scranton, Pennsylvania viewbook, 1908
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.270
Extent:   1.0 item
Abstract:   This twelve page booklet contains 22 colored, halftone photographs of buildings and sights in or near Scranton, Pennsylvania. Includes two pages of text. Illustrations appear to be reprinted postcard images. Scranton is a small city in northeastern Pennsylvania. It sat on one of the largest deposits of hard anthracite coal in the country. The coal industry and railroad development led to a boon for the city in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Sexual harassment in the office postcard, 1900-1909
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.227
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The history of sexual harassment in America dates back to slavery and domestic servitude in colonial times. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Women’s Christian Temperance Movement and groups like them, along with labor activists, lobbied to protect women from sexual harassment. This collection is a postcard with an illustration showing a male employee with a female employee on his lap in an office setting.
Stephanie Kwolek photographs, 1938-1995
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.202
Extent:   13 images
Abstract:   Famous chemist and Kevlar inventor Stephanie L. Kwolek (1923-2014) was a research associate at DuPont for forty years. These photographs document her career.
Unidentified machine shop interior and workers photograph, circa 1920
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.224
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   A machine shop is a place where skilled workers use machine tools to make parts. The parts are usually made of metal or plastic, although other materials can be used. This photograph shows the interior of an unidentified machine shop with a group of workers.
William Lescaze and The Rise of Modern Design in America exhibition poster, 1984
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.249
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   William Lescaze (1896-1969) was a Swiss-born American architect. He is best known for introducing the International Style of architecture to the United States. This is a poster for the exhibition William Lescaze and the Rise of Modern Design in America at the National Academy of Design in New York.
Wilmington, Delaware postcards, circa 1905-1940
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.267
Extent:   4 images
Abstract:   Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city and can be found where the Christina River and the Brandywine Creek meet near the Delaware River. The city prospered throughout the Industrial Revolution, but the period of rapid economic growth came with the Civil War. By 1920, the population had reached over 110,000 residents. Wilmington experienced significant population loss after World War II as the suburban areas grew and I-95 dissected some of the city’s more stable neighborhoods. These items are postcards are of miscellaneous views of Wilmington, Delaware sites.
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