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DuPont office workers group portrait

Accession 2006.226

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 office workers group portrait (Accession 2006.226), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont office workers group portrait
Dates: circa 1910
Accession Number: 2006.226
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Extent: 1 image
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 9 x 12 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 item is an outdoor group portrait of DuPont Company employees, apparently posed on the front porch and steps of the company office in the Hagley Powder Yards.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This item 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 item is an outdoor group portrait of DuPont Company employees, apparently posed on the front porch and steps of the company office in the Hagley Powder Yards. Most of the workers are unidentified, although George H. Seitz is specifically identified and there is a list of names of 7 other employees. However, their positions in the photograph are not given. Those employees named are Emil Krauss, George Dougherty, Jim Hackendorn, Frank Haley, Tom Telly, Bill Rowe, and Bill Huston.

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Access Points

Clerks.
Office buildings.
Seitz, George H., b. 1875.
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