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DuPont Chamber Works New Ponsol Colors Building construction panorama

Accession 2010.275

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Chamber Works New Ponsol Colors Building construction panorama (Accession 2010.275), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Chamber Works New Ponsol Colors Building construction panorama
Dates: 1936
Accession Number: 2010.275
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chambers Works.
Extent: 1 photographic print 1 photographic print : panoramic photograph, b&w :,10 x ca. 30 in.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : b&w ; panorama, 10 x 30 in. (rolled).
Location: GL Box 3
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 Chamber Works was constructed as a dyeworks at Deepwater Point, New Jersey in 1914. This item is a panoramic photograph shows the New Ponsol Colors Building under construction at DuPont's Chambers Works in Deepwater, New Jersey on July 13, 1936.
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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.

The DuPont Company constructed a dye works at Deepwater Point, New Jersey (also called just Deepwater, NJ) during World War I to enter the market for dyes left vacant by Germany's absence. This was the DuPont Company's first major venture into organic chemistry fields. The plant included Jackson Laboratory and the Technical Laboratory, two major research facilities. In 1945 the plant name was changed to the Chambers Works, in honor of Dr. Arthur D. Chambers, a DuPont executive who promoted company involvement in the dye business.

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Scope and Content

This item is a panoramic photograph shows the New Ponsol Colors Building under construction at DuPont's Chambers Works in Deepwater, New Jersey on July 13, 1936. Photo is marked "Project 15736."

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Access Points

Dye industry--United States.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chambers Works.
Panoramic photographs.
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