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Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory vertical aerial photograph

Accession 2012.216

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, Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory vertical aerial photograph (Accession 2012.216), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory vertical aerial photograph
Dates: circa 1962
Accession Number: 2012.216
Creator: Aero Service Corporation
Extent: 1 photographic print
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 36 x 36 in.
Location: Drawer AA-13.
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 DuPont Company opened the Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware as a research facility to test the effects of normal wear and tear on DuPont's line of synthetic fibers and fabrics. This item is a vertical aerial photograph of DuPont's Chestnut Run facility in Wilmington, Delaware.
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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. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. The DuPont Company opened the Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware as a research facility to test the effects of normal wear and tear on DuPont's line of synthetic fibers and fabrics.

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Scope and Content

This item is a vertical aerial photograph of DuPont's Chestnut Run facility in Wilmington, Delaware. The scale of the photograph is approximately 1" = 120'. The image includes parts of Elsemere neighborhoods surrounding the Chestnut Run site.

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Access Points

Aerial photographs.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chestnut Run Laboratories.
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