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DuPont Company representatives with blasters photograph

Accession 1999.229

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 representatives with blasters photograph (Accession 1999.229), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company representatives with blasters photograph
Dates: circa 1910
Accession Number: 1999.229
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Extent: 1 photographic prints
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3 x 5.5 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 began with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. This is a snapshot photograph of DuPont Company representatives in a field with blasters. It shows blasting equipment, dynamite, dynamite boxes, and a camera on a tripod.
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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 Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) 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.

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Scope and Content

This is a snapshot photograph of DuPont Company representatives in a field with blasters. It shows blasting equipment, dynamite, dynamite boxes, and a camera on a tripod. No location is indicated, but it is probably somewhere in Pennsylvania. The handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads: "DuPont representatives Evans & Phillips in the middle with DuPont dynamite in our hands. This picture was taken when our work was completed, and we were ready to return to Scranton."

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Access Points

Blasting machines.
Blasting.
Dynamite--Packaging.
Dynamite.
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