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DuPont Co., Carney's Point photographs

Accession 1969.008

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 Chase Markee in 2013., 2013

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-25T12:10-0400

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Co., Carney's Point photographs (Accession 1969.008), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Co., Carney's Point photographs
Dates: circa 1925
Accession Number: 1969.008
Extent: 2 items
Physical Description: 2 photographic prints: b&w (brown tone); 6.5 x 8.5 in.
Location: GL Box 1
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
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.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

These items were gifted as DuPont Co., Carney's Point photographs (Accession 1101), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company was incorporated on May 19, 1903. It was organized as an operating company to consolidate approximately 100 explosives manufacturers controlled by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. These firms represented 95 percent of the powder business in the United States. In 1907, the United States government brought a suit to dissolve the company as an illegal combination under the antitrust law. In 1911 the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government, which accepted a plan for breaking up the so-called "powder trust" by forming two new companies, the Hercules Powder Co. and the Atlas Powder Company. The E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company continued in operation with the remainder of its assets. In 1915 all the assets of E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Co. were transferred to the newly incorporated E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The Powder Company became inactive even though it was not officially dissolved until 1926.

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Scope and Content

This collection features two photographs featuring two views of the DuPont Company float entered in the 1925 250th Anniversary parade in Salem, New Jersey. The float contains samples of the equipment used to manufacture gunpowder at Dupont smokeless Powder Works.

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