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DuPont Company gunpowder advertisement

Accession 2006.233

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Company gunpowder advertisement (Accession 2006.233), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company gunpowder advertisement
Dates: 1851
Accession Number: 2006.233
Creator: Steel, J. W. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Extent: 1 item
Physical Description: 1 print : b&w engraving ; 18.5 x 14.5 in.
Location: DF Box 16.
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 1851 advertisement for DuPont gunpowders, including Eagle gunpowder, gunpowder for ordnance, and gunpowder for blasting and shipping.
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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 1851 advertisement for DuPont gunpowders, including Eagle gunpowder, gunpowder for ordnance, and gunpowder for blasting and shipping. Engraved advertisement features vignettes of hunting scenes, stacked rifles, and eagle. The advertisement is titled "DuPont's Gunpowder: Superfine, Sporting, and All Other Kinds" and was drawn and engraved by J.W. Steel, Philadelphia.

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Access Points

Advertising.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Gunpowder.
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