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DuPont Rifle Powder advertisement

Accession 2013.223

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2013., 2013

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-03T14:33-0400

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Rifle Powder advertisement (Accession 2013.223), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Rifle Powder advertisement
Dates: undated
Accession Number: 2013.223
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Extent: 1 item
Physical Description: 1 item : b&w ; 6.25 x 9.25 in. Masking tape along edges, fading, foxing.
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 was established as a black powder manufactory in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. This item is a single adverstiment for DuPont's Rifle Powder.
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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 was established as a black powder manufactory in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. The du Ponts 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

The advertisement has three circular figures of gun powder along the top. The top text reads: "This grade of Rifle Powder has maintained a national reputation for many years as the most satisfactory shot-gun powder." Beneath in the center of the page there is a large hunting scene image. An image of a powder keg appears in each bottom corner. In between the two kegs the text reads: "Sportsmen and the trade in general have long appreciated its merits, both in the field and at the trap."

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