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Irene Carpenter Draper photograph collection

Accession 1992.208

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Irene Carpenter Draper photograph collection (Accession 1992.208), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Irene Carpenter Draper photograph collection
Dates: circa 1850-1950
Accession Number: 1992.208
Creator: Draper, Irene Carpenter, 1911-1991
Extent: 3 linear feet
Physical Description: 151 photographic prints ; 12 x 10.5 in. or smaller.; 6 photographic prints : cartes de visite ; 4 x 2.5 in.; 15 photographic prints: cabinet photographs ; 6.5 x 4.25 in.; 2 photographic prints : tintypes ; 3.5 x 2.5 or smaller; 1 print : engraving ; 25 x 20 cm.; 1 album (202 photographic prints) ; 19 x 26 cm.; 1 album (102 photographic prints) ; 14.5 x 23.5 cm.; 1 album (125 photographic prints) ; 25 x 34 cm.; 1 album (59 photographic prints) ; 29 x 22.5 cm. and 2 items.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Irene (Renee) Carpenter (1911-1991) was a descendant of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) in 1802. She was the second child of R.R.M. Carpenter (1877-1949) and Margaretta Lammot du Pont (1884-1973) and a granddaughter of Lammot du Pont (1831-1884). The collection consists of photographs of Irene Carpenter Draper, as a child and as a young adult, and her extended family.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Irene (Renee) Carpenter (1911-1991) was a descendant of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) in 1802. She was the second child of R.R.M. Carpenter (1877-1949) and Margaretta Lammot du Pont (1884-1973) and a granddaughter of Lammot du Pont (1831-1884). She was married three times, first (1930) to William Jefferson Kitchell (1907-?) by whom she had five children, second (1949) to Richard D. Morgan (1905-1973), and third (1955) to James Avery Draper III (1909-?).

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs of Irene Carpenter Draper, as a child and as a young adult, and her extended family. A large number of the photographs are of Margaretta du Pont and her siblings, the children of Mary Belin and Lammot du Pont. These include snapshots of them as children at their home on Powelton Avenue in Philadelphia, as young adults in various places, such as at St. Amour in Wilmington, Delaware, and as married adults with children. One of the albums in the collection belonged to Margaretta du Pont, circa 1903, and contains photographs of a trip to the beach; a trip to San Antonio, Mexico, and other places; and other recreational and leisure activities such as horseback riding, golfing, tennis, and picnicking. In addition to the snapshots, there are numerous portraits of them and their children at various ages, particularly the children of Margaretta du Pont Carpenter, Mary du Pont Laird and Isabella du Pont Sharp. There are also a few group portraits of Lammot du Pont, Irénée du Pont, and P.S. du Pont standing under a portrait of their father, Lammot du Pont, at the DuPont Company offices. In this same group of photos is a portrait of them with Crawford Greenewalt and Walter S. Carpenter Jr.

There are also a large number of photographs, predominantly portraits, of R.R.M. Carpenter and his family. Three albums in the collection contain cabinet photographs, cartes de visite photographs, and other portraits of the Carpenter, du Pont and related families. The collection also contains miscellaneous scenic views of rivers, waterfalls, and bridges; a group portrait of the World War I Executive Committee of the DuPont Company; a visiting card for "Mr. & Mrs. R.R. Morgan"; and a fan decorated with cyanotype photographs of Margaretta du Pont and her siblings and friends on one side, and cut-out scraps on the other side.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box
1 Mary Laird
Box
1 Unidentified house
Box
1 Bella and Peg. 1890, Old house
Box
1 Arthur Lotts, Marion Watts, Ethel Watts, Sophie M. du Pont, circa 1890
Box
1 Isabella M. du Pont (age 5) and Margaretta Lammot du Pont (age 3) with doll carriages at 3500 Powelton Ave, Philadelphia
Box
1 Children of Lammot du Pont and friends on back porch of 3500 Powelton Avenue, circa 1886
Box
1 On the lawn at Nemours: A. I. du Pont, L. d’A du Pont, C. Gardner, T. C. du Pont, Louise Bayard, A. R. du Pont
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1 Mary A. Belin du Pont, Lammot du Pont, Irénée du Pont, William Kemble du Pont, circa 1888
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1 Arthur Lotts, Marion Watts, Ethel Watts, Sophie M. du Pont, circa 1890
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1 Library in Lammot du Pont’s home at Powelton Ave, Philadelphia, looking south, circa 1885
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1 Inside views of Lammot du Pont house at 3500 Powelton Avenue
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1 Portrait: Sophie M. du Pont, Ethel Watts, Ann Miller, Mollie Wistar
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1 At 3500 Powelton Avenue, Irénée du Pont, Mary du Pont, Jim Crowell, Lammot du Pont, Truit Darrow, Henry Scattergood, circa 1888
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1 Hagley, C. K. Lennig, Mildred Clark (Woolley), S. M. du Pont, L. d’A. du Pont, 1885
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1 On the lawn at 3500 Powelton Avenue, Louisa d’A du Pont, Peter Kemble, Lou Belin, circa 1886
Box
1 Old Powell mansion at SE corner 35th and Powelton Avenue
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1 House of Lammot du Pont and family SW corner 35th and Powelton Avenue, #3500
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1 Old Powell mansion at SE corner 35th and Powelton Avenue
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1 Hagley, C. K. Lennig, Mary du Pont, Lammot du Pont, Zara du Pont, I. Du Pont, S. M. du Pont, L. d’A. du Pont, 1885
Box
1 Portrait of unidentified woman
Box
1 P. S. du Pont, Paulina du Pont, Elenora Churchman on the veranda at Goodstay
Box
1 Portrait of Anne(?) Powell
Box
1 Portrait of Joan Bradford Bush
Box
1 Portrait of an unidentified child
Box
1 Portrait of Mary Belin (du Pont)
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1 Taken in front of Powell Mansion, Isabella Mathieu du Pont, Margaretta Lammot du Pont
Box
1 Portrait of Kittie Pyle, Sara Hawey (?), 1898 November 11
Box
1 Portrait of Kitty Pyle?
Box
1 Portrait of Aunt Bills(?) Sharp Hughie and Bayard on horse
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1 Portrait of Lammot du Pont Jr
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1 Portrait of Peter Kemble?
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1 Portrait of Mina and Rosa Laird
Box
1 Portrait of Elizabeth Brinckle
Box
1 Snapshot of unidentified woman
Box
1 Graduation portrait of Grace Y. Weldin, Bryn Mawr College, 1905
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1 Portrait of Henry R. du Pont
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1 Portrait of Charles King Lennig engaged to Sophie M. du Pont
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1 Portrait of “Papa, Uncle Fred, Uncle Irénée”
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1 Portrait of Lammot du Pont
Box
1 Portrait of Belin d’Andelot
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1 Portrait of Eleuthera du Pont Bradford (du Pont)
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1 Portrait of Louisa d’A du Pont Copeland
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1 Isabella and Peggy du Pont
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1 Portrait of Bella, Lucy, Peg
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1 Portrait of Mary, Amy Powell, Lucy
Box
1 Snapshot of Peg and Blot [dog]
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1 Mots, Peg, Mary, Bella, Blot at St. Amour, circa 1894
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1 Bella, Taylor
Box
1 Mary, Bella, Mots, Peg
Box
1 Lammot, Irenee, Mary, Peggy
Box
1 Alice, Bella, May, Sophie, Mots, Mary
Box
1 Accordion-folded booklet, 6 photographs of Renee, Bill, Bob [Carpenter]
Box
1 Portrait of Isabella Sharp, Kitty Saulsbury, Peggy Carpenter, Lucy Powell, Alice Taliaferio[?; tintype.
Box
1 Portrait of Sophie M. du Pont
Box
1 Portrait of Louisa d’Andelot du Pont Copeland
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1 Portrait of unid. Woman; Miniature tintype photograph.
Box
1 Portrait of William K. du Pont
Box
1 Portrait of Mary Everett Challis[?]
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1 Portrait of Mary Belin du Pont
Box
1 Portrait of Lammot du Pont; engraving.
Box
1 Portrait of Lammot du Pont
Box
1 Portrait of Mary Belin du Pont
Box
1 Portrait of Edward Bradford du Pont
Box
1 Aunt Bella Sharp
Box
1 RRMC at Devon Horse Show
Box
1 Portrait of an unidentified woman
Box
1 Pierre, Bella, Truitt, Alice, Rod, 2 singers
Box
1 Bob, Johnny Sharp, Anne Sharp, Billy
Box
1 Snapshots of R. R. M. Carpenter and family
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1 (Portrait) of painting of Sophie du Pont [by Rembrandt Peale]
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1 (Portrait) of painting of Eleuthera du Pont Smith [by Rembrandt Peale]
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1 (Portrait) of painting of Victorine du Pont Bauduy [by Rembrandt Peale]
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1 (Portrait) of painting of Evelina du Pont Bidermann [by Rembrandt Peale]
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1 Portrait of Gertrude Brinckle, 1934
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1 Leather case with 2 portrait photographs (1 cabinet card) of a boy [RRM Carpenter?]
Box
1 Leather case with 3 portrait photographs (1 cabinet card) 2 young women, 1 young man [PS du Pont?]
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1 wedding party of Lammot du Pont and Mary Belin du Pont
Box
1 1890 explosion, Upper yard
Box
1 Group portrait of Crawford Greenewalt, WS Carpenter Jr., Lammot, Irénée, PS du Pont
Box
1 Irénée, PS, and Lammot du Pont under a portrait of Lammot du Pont
Box
1 Irénée, PS, and Lammot du Pont under a portrait of Lammot du Pont
Box
1 Irénée, PS, and Lammot du Pont
Box
1 Group portrait of the WWI Executive Committee of the Du Pont Company
Box
2 Portrait of R.R.M. Carpenter, age 16
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2 ","
Box
2 Portrait of Margaretta du Pont Carpenter with daughters Louisa and Rene
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2 Portrait of RRM Carpenter and Louisa
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2 A child [RRM Carpenter?] “21 months”, 1879 May
Box
2 Portrait of R.R.M. Carpenter as a baby
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2 Portrait of R.R.M. Carpenter as a boy
Box
2 Portrait of a woman
Box
2 Portrait of 2 young women
Box
2 Portrait of Louisa d’A Carpenter as a baby
Box
2 Portrait of a child
Box
2 Portrait of Louisa d’A Carpenter as a baby
Box
2 Portrait of W.S. Carpenter Sr. as a young man
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2 Portrait of Nancy Carpenter as a baby
Box
2 Portrait of Louisa and Nancy Carpenter
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2 Portrait of Ruly and Louisa Carpenter
Box
2 Portrait of Benjamin Gardner Sr. (husband of Sally Ann Fell)
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2 Portrait of Ben Carpenter, nearly 8 years (Benjamin Gardner Carpenter II) child of Walter Samuel Sr. and Isabelle (Morgan) Carpenter
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2 Portrait of Isabelle (Morgan) Carpenter, mother of Walter Samuel Carpenter, Sr.
Box
2 Portrait of Madge Carpenter Tatnall
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2 Walter Samuel Carpenter, Sr. reading to granddaughters Louisa and Irene, circa 1918
Box
2 Bobby, Bruce, Ralph, Jack Carpenter (children of Benjamin Gardner Carpenter II and Harriet (Price) Carpenter)
Box
2 Mr. & Mrs. R. R. Morgan; visiting card.
Box
2 Margaretta L. du Pont album, circa 1903; 19 x 26 cm. Family snapshots of the children of Lammot and Mary Belin du Pont including a trip to a beach; other recreational and leisure activities such as horseback riding, golfing, tennis, and picnicking; and a trip to San Antonio, Mexico, etc. There are also several views of the Hagley powder yards.
Box
2 Miscellaneous scenic views (rivers, waterfalls, bridges, etc.), 1889
Box
3 Album, portraits of du Pont and related families; 14.5 x 23.5 cm. cartes de visite photographs.
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3 Album, portraits of du Pont, Laird, Carpenter, and Sharp families (mostly children); 25 x 34 cm.
Box
4 Album, portraits of du Pont, Belin, and Carpenter family members; 29 x 22.5 cm. Cabinet cards.
Box
5 Fan with cyanotype photographs of Mary Belin and Lammot du Pont family on one side and scraps on the other side