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DuPont Company display photographs

Accession 1998.260

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 display photographs (Accession 1998.260), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company display photographs
Dates: circa 1947
Accession Number: 1998.260
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Photo Products Department.
Extent: 5 photographic prints
Physical Description: 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Location: DF Box 14.
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. Defender Photo Supply, an early leader in the manufacturing of black and white sheet film, plates, printing paper and instructional books, was purchased by the DuPont Company in 1945. The DuPont Imaging Systems Plant, in Rochester, New York, manufactured photographic film and chemicals and ceased operations in 1995. This collection contains four display photographic prints made on DuPont Defender photographic paper. The views are all scenic and also included is an aerial photograph of the Rochester, New York plant of the DuPont Company's Photo Products Department.
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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.

The Defender Photo Supply Company, established in 1899, was an early leader in the manufacturing of black and white sheet film, plates, printing paper and instructional books, and was purchased by the DuPont Company in 1945. The DuPont Imaging Systems Plant, in Rochester, New York, manufactured photographic film and chemicals and ceased operations in 1995.

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Scope and Content

Collection contains four display photographic prints made on DuPont Company Defender photographic paper. The views are all scenic and include swans, a country scene, a house in snow, and a lighthouse. Also includes an aerial photograph of the Rochester, New York plant of the DuPont Company's Photo Products Department.

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Access Points

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Rochester Plant.
Photography, Artistic.
Photography--Printing papers.
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