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DuPont Company Ponsol dye poster

Accession 1998.222

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Company Ponsol dye poster (Accession 1998.222), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company Ponsol dye poster
Dates: circa 1930
Accession Number: 1998.222
Creator: American Trading Company.
Extent: 1 image
Physical Description: 1 poster : color ; 29.5 x 21 in.
Location: Drawer A-05.
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 with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. Ponsol is the DuPont trade name of a line of anthraquinone vat dyes first commercially produced in the United States in 1919. The poster shows a woman in a blue sweater holding a branch of cherry blossoms. Chinese legend around the sides of the image translates "Fabrics dyed in Ponsol never fade."
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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 (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The company began with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations.

Ponsol is the DuPont trade name of a line of anthraquinone vat dyes first commercially produced in the United States in 1919. These vat dyes are chemically complex and insoluble in water. The process of air oxidation strongly casts the dye on the fiber, providing for excellent wash-fastness and light-fastness. Anthraquinone dyes were originally developed in Germany.

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Scope and Content

The poster shows a woman in a blue sweater holding a branch of cherry blossoms. Chinese legend around the sides of the image translates "Fabrics dyed in Ponsol never fade." The poster was made by the American Trading Company.

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Access Points

Dye industry
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. -- General subdivision--Advertising; Geographic subdivision--China.;
Posters.
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