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DuPont Company's Public Relations photographs

Accession 1968.025

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2013., 2013

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-17T14:37-0400

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Company's Public Relations photographs (Accession 1968.025), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company's Public Relations photographs
Dates: undated
Accession Number: 1968.025
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Public Relations Dept.
Extent: 39 items
Physical Description: 27 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Founded in 1802, the company began with the production of gunpowder. This collection contains 27 photographs of various du Pont family members, family gravestones, DuPont employees (groups), cartoons related to the DuPont company, and exterior views of acquired company buildings.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Founded in 1802, the company began with the production of gunpowder. Around 1883 DuPont bought the Lake Superior Powder Company. Throughout the 1920s, the emphasis shifted towards the development of synthetic fibers and other materials. In 1930 the DuPont Company acquired Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Company.

The Public Affairs Department was originally created in 1912 and was called the Publicity Bureau. It became an autonomous Publicity Department in 1935 and was renamed the Public Relations Department in 1938 and then the Public Affairs Department in 1973.

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Scope and Content

Photographic reproductions of various du Pont family members, family gravestones, group of DuPont employees, cartoons related to the DuPont company, and exterior views of acquired company buildings of the Lake Superior Powder Company and the Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Company.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box
GL 2 Technical Laboratory Chamber Works; 1 photographic print, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Gravestones of Joanna du Pont and Alexis Irénée du Pont (side-by-side); 1 photographic print, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 "Nemours," ; 1 photographic print, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Exterior.
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GL 2 High Explosives Operating Department, superintendent's meeting, 1909 October 7; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Group photograph.
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GL 2 Unidentified conservatory; 1 photographic print, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 DuPont Country Club, 1921 May 7 ; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Accounting Department Field Day; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Redpath Laboratory office; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Group standing in front of building.
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GL 2 Group in bathing suits; Francis Gurney du Pont; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Separating House, Lake Superior Powder Company, Marquette, Michigan; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Lake Superior Company, Marquette, Michigan; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Dead River as seen from the office window, the buildings in the distance are connected with the Black Powder Mill.
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GL 2 Lake Superior Powder Company, Marquette, Michigan; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. This is the north side of the Recovery, showing the waste acid storage.
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GL 2 Lake Superior Powder Company, Marquette, Michigan; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. South view of Recovery showing parts of the weak sulphuric acid storage.
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GL 2 "DuPont Punch!" cartoon; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Franz Roessler, portait; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Row of cars in field; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Three men in the distance walking through field; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 World War I parade; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Women standing on the rim of a car with American Flags, people walking behind carrying signs and flags. One sign reads "Kaiser Bill has gone to hell"; another reads "Our flag has never-come down and never will"
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GL 2 World War I parade; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Three cars driving in a line with flags and signs, people walking behind also carrying flags and signs. Signs read, "Unity there is strength" and "Hurrah for the Allies."
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GL 2 Alfred Irénée du Pont; 1 photographic reproduction of a painting, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Mrs. Alfred Irénée du Pont; 1 photographic reproduction of a painting, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Company Works, 1951; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. First Perth Amboy units.
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GL 2 DuPont Employee cartoon; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Propragandist says, "The Government wants men in Cuba, and are paying twice as much money as you're getting here."
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GL 2 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Neumors gravestone; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 du Pont family creast; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 Carney Point Police, J.B. Wicke, 1916; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
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GL 2 U.S. Industries entrance, cartoon; 1 photographic reproduction, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Overweight man holding a bomb behind his back looking at a factory.