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DuPont Company playing cards

Accession 1980.226

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Company playing cards (Accession 1980.226), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company playing cards
Dates: circa 1909
Accession Number: 1980.226
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Extent: 106 items
Physical Description: 106 items : playing cards with original boxes ; 2.5 x 3.5 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 & 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 collection consists of two decks of playing cards illustrated with the DuPont oval and a game bird picture on the back of each card.
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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 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. The du Pont’s purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. During wartime the company was a major supplier for the United States government. During peacetime, the company marketed their product towards sportsmen and hunters. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. By 1926 the company officially dissolved the powder production unit, although it had already been inactive for many years.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of two decks of playing cards illustrated with the DuPont oval and a game bird picture on the back of each card. The ace of spades features a picture of the DuPont Building in Wilmington. The original boxes are included; they feature the DuPont oval and game bird image pictured on the playing cards. The back of each box features an advertisement for DuPont explosives.

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Access Points

Advertising.
Game and game-birds.
Playing cards.
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