Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company / Miss America Collection

About this collection

Joseph Bancroft, an Englishman trained in textile weaving in Lancashire, established his own cotton mill on the Brandywine near Wilmington, Delaware in 1831. The firm was incorporated as the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company in 1889. The collection consists of general advertising, fashion photography, and product information for "Ban-Lon" and "Everglaze" -- synthetic fibers produced and marketed by Bancroft in the 20th century. In particular, the collection documents the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company's sponsorship of the Miss America Pageant and the promotion of fabrics by Miss America from the years 1953 to 1967. For a detailed description of Bancroft collections, click here to view finding aids.

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Railroad tracks and Bancroft mill buildings along Brandywine Creek
Mill buildings are part of either the Rockford or Kentmere departments of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
George Wilde house near Rockford Gate (Wilmington, Del.)
Built 1840 for J. Morton Poole (brother of Sarah Poole Bancroft). Occupied in 1862 by Andrew Wilde, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Frame house of Wilmington plant employees (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
McGonigle house at Kentmere Road and the Alley (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
McGonigle house at Kentmere Road and the Alley (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Row of workers' frame houses on St. Helena Road (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: 'Removed to make way for settling tanks. (About 1900).', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Stone and brick workers' housing on Kentmere Road (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: '(Torn down)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Multiple story frame workers' housing on Kentmere Road (Wilmington, Del.)
Located on portion of road known as the Alley. Written on verso: '(Torn down)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Frame workers' housing on Mill Road (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: 'Torn Down', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Frame workers' housing on Mill Road near gate of Kentmere Mills (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: '(torn down) (Stanley Handlin)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mill Road single gable frame house of Larry Jamison (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: 'Only house left', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Stone and brick worker housing on Kentmere Road leading to quarry (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: '(torn down)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Riddle Avenue at Riddle Chapel (Wilmington, Del.)
Chapel is visible behind the trees on the left side of the image., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Worker housing on Riddle Avenue across from Riddle Chapel (Wilmington, Del.)
The sign posted to a tree in the center of the image is advertising Young's Ice Cream., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman and children outside stone workers' housing units (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Joy Road row of brick workers' housing with street power lines (Wilmington, Del.)
Photograph taken from site of newly constructed Research Boulevard., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Workers' housing on Rockford Road (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: '5-7 Rfd Rd.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dining room at Rockford Hall, male employees' boarding house (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: '#9 Rockford Road - Now Everfast Mill End Store', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Stone and brick workers' housing on Kentmere Road (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: '(torn down - Brown Bld)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Worker housing running along east side of Rockford Road (Wilmington, Del.)
Power lines are visible running along the street. Written on verso: '(New Research Bld. built on site below first two houses.)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Albert Roberts next to the first truck owned by Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co.
Written on verso: 'Albert Roberts - First Auto Truck - JB & SG', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Albert Roberts at steering wheel of the first truck owned by Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ring spinning textile machinery at Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ring spinning textile machinery at Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ring spinning textile machinery at Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ring spinning textile machinery at Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ring spinning textile machinery at Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ring spinning textile machinery at Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ring spinning textile machinery at Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ring spinning textile machinery at Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Experimental converging apron stock feed built for textralizer unit
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built 1949-1950. This is the first converging apron stock feed built to rest directly on top of the standard textralizer unit, using 2 1/2' diameter rolls. In general unsuccessful. New assignment #318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Purpose-built nylon unit
Written on verso: 'Original nylon unit - Built for 4000 denier and smaller, any material. Built June-July 1951. Photographed Tuesday, Sept 25, 1951. #2 of 3. This shows the general machine, drive, controls for reversing, chamber, etc. Double door. Tube fitting is for pressure release top to prevent [illegible]. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mechanical drive for crimper and feed aprons
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built April-June 1951. Showing parts of the mechanical drive built for the crimper and feed aprons. Notice the two narrow feed belts. Notice horizontal [illegible], trap doors. Wet processing units must be built vertical for reasonablly even wetting. New assignment #318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Experimental crimpers and filament with common motor
Written on verso: 'Experimental crimpers, filament, large size. Built 1-2, 1952. Photographed March 17, 1952. These units have a common drive, 1/3 H.P. motor. Left Unit: rolls 4 1/2' diameter x 1/4' face; saddle shown is for internal work only, to find bore, shape, finishes, etc.; crimped material 100 denier Nylon; front mount on movable roll is a link pivot left roll. Right Unit: rolls 4 1/2 diameter x 1/2' face, same as the original unit; purpose of saddle the same - stainless; right roll moveable. Book 91-86-A. #4 of 6. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Stock feed for transporting stock via belts to crimper rolls
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15-1951. Built 1949-50. First form of stock feed. Two belts carried stock to crimper rolls. Hard to clean. No self-adjusting mip. too high. Used for samples only. New assignment #318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Unidentified electrical equipment for Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Jelly Roll rolling and blowing hogs hair on moving apron
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built April-June 1951. Showing action of the Jelly Roll rolling and blowing hogs hair dropped on the moving apron by the feed hopper, top left. Crimper at lower right. Toe nails in the foreground presented a problem. Raising the Jelly Roll and ending 1-2' short permitted most nails to go past and fall on the floor. New assignment #318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Feed hopper and Jelly Roll in action processing hogs hair
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built April - June 1951. This shows the Jelly Roll in action on Hogs hair - notice the dirt left on the apron by the roll. Hex roll feed hopper was only moderately workable. New assignment #318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mechanical drive for Jelly Roll, feed aprons, and other textile machinery
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built April - June, 1951. This shows the mechanical drive for the Jelly Roll, feed aprons, and misc. New assignment #318. William D. Hay, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Detail of Jelly Roll processing hogs hair
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built April - June 1951. Jelly Roll in foreground, apron drive in rear. Hogs hair being processed. The Jelly rolls works best when rotating fast enough to blow the fibers more than just a mechanical scraper and roll. It is set almost 1/8' above the apron, thus no wear. New assignment #318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Top saddle guide for right crimper used to process untwisted filament yarns
Written on verso: 'Top saddle guide for right crimper #19 picture. Built as a bottom saddle, 12-14-51, Book 91-13-A, Book 91-14-B; Reused as a top saddle, 3-12-52 Book 91-83, 91-94, 91-96-A (F22), 91-98-A (F26). This top guide, fitting the rolls reasonably closely, has been found absolutely necessary to processing untwisted filament yarns. Book 91-86-A, #6 of 6, William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Experimental filament crimper saddles
Written on verso: 'Large experimental filament crimper saddles. Built 1-2, 1952. Photographed March 17, 1952. 1. Saddle nearest rule: This is the first one piece bottom saddle I designed. It is stainless, has edge plates to keep the material from forcing its way axially out of the chamber, no tip edges inside, is reamed with a standard taper pin reamer, and has a 'tube' trap door, not yet proven but shown just to the rear of the saddle. This saddle is for the unit having 4 1/2' diameter by 1/2' face rolls, shown to the right in #19. 2. Saddle furtherest from rule: Same as one above except A. made later, B. for 4 1/2' diameter x 1/4 face rolls, left in picture #19, C. 3/4' square cold rolled steel, D. rubber tube not shown. Book 91-86-A. #5 of 6. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Equipment for Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. mills (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Equipment for Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. mills (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Equipment for Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. mills (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Equipment for Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. mills (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Equipment for Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. mills (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Equipment for Joseph Bancroft and Sons Co. mills (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Detail of rolls and four-piece saddle in nylon unit
Written on verso: 'Original Nylon Unit - Built for 4,000 denier and smaller, any material. Built June-July 1951. Photographed Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1951. #3 of 3. This is a close-up of the rolls and 4 piece saddle with clamp bar in place. Water-air tubes hidden by the bar. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Jelly Roll stock feed used primarily with hogs hair
Written on verso: 'Jelly Roll stock feed - primarily intended for hogs hair, short, unmatted fibers. Rebuilt with 8' diameter rolls in place of the 4 1/2'. Large diameter bore bottom saddle Jelly Roll dumps directly into the unit. Built August-September 1951. Photographed September 25, 1951. New assignment 318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Crimping apparatus and process
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Piston component of machine being demonstrated
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Piston component of machine being demonstrated
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Exterior view of Joseph Bancroft house and surroundings (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: 'House built for Joseph Bancroft 1868. Occupied by William Poole Bancroft 1874-1928. Now occupied by John Bancroft, Jr. (1961).', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rear exterior view of Joseph Bancroft house (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: 'Residence of Joseph Bancroft on the Brandywine at Wilmington, Dela. Taken by Albert C. Philips about yr. 1890', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wooded area with portion of Joseph Bancroft house visible (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Front exterior view of Joseph Bancroft house (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: 'Joseph Bancroft's House - built 1868 on site of house already old when Joe Harvey added a wing in 1797. Occupied by Joseph's elder son, William Poole Bancroft until his death (1928), and to date by John Bancroft, Jr., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Horse-drawn car for Chester Street Railway (Reading, Pa.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Snow piles along city street (Oswego, N.Y.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Employees at work in the Globe Line newspaper office
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Greenbank, Jacob Bright house (Rochdale, England)
Written on verso: 'Photograph of 'Greenbank' in Rochdale, England, where Jacob Bright lived, and afterwards his son Thomas. This came from the home of William P. and Emma C. Bancroft, 'Rockford', Wilmington, Delaware, 5th Month, 1929. Joseph Bancroft lived in this house during his seven years apprenticeship to his uncle, Jacob Bright, in the cotton spinning business, before coming to America.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fieldhouse Mill owned by Jacob Bright (Rochdale, England)
Written on recto: 'Jacob Bright's 'Fieldhouse Mill'. Rochdale, Lancashire, in which Joseph Bancroft served his apprenticeship 1817 to 1824., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Schematic from Rice, Barton & Fales of ventilated dry tower for a textile printing machine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rice, Barton & Fales two-cylinder duplex textile printing machine
Written on verso: 'August 27, 1937. To: Frank Bromley: I am enclosing a print of a duplex printing machine. This is a 2-cylinder machine, with two colors on each side, or four colors on one side. As you can see it is geared together so the registration would be as accurate as on our present English method of printing. #5309. R. Enclosure', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pinion shaft detail of Rice, Barton & Fales textile printing machine
Written on verso: 'August 27, 1937. To: F. Bromley: I am enclosing a print showing a method Rice, Barton and Fales have of supporting the pinion shaft, in order to get the print machines closer together. By this method they claim they are able to get 10 print machines in the space formerly occupied by 7. #5311. R.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rice, Barton & Fales textile printing machine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cartoon: 'It happens in the best of families!'
Item likely was drawn for the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cartoon: 'What kind of a face has old Dutch cleanser?'
Item likely was drawn for the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cartoon: 'Here's a little idea for the jobless'
Item likely was drawn for the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cartoon: 'Diplomacy'
Item likely was drawn for the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cartoon: 'Queer little flowerlets often found on our patterns'
Item likely was drawn for the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cartoon: ''Seeing Nellie home' (via television)'
Item likely was drawn for the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cartoons: 'Why travel to foreign lands to see the ancient ruins?' and 'So say we all'
Items likely were drawn for the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Multiple cartoons for factory employee publication
Items likely were drawn for the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
War cartoon drawn by Alf Shuttleworth
In an attached note: 'Mr. Hetherington: Everything has its proper place and I am not sure if the Dye-Jest is the proper place for this cartoon. Use your judgment as Editor-in-Chief. The verse will follow later entitled 'The Ole Swimmin' Hole.' An appropriate subject for the hot weather. It is now in Mr. McPhail's office for typing. Alf Shuttleworth', The 'Dye-Jest' refers to the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' which was a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Employees at work in Rockford folding room
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Machinery in Rockford bloom room
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Line of machinery in Rockford bloom room
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Interior of Rockford bloom room
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Tables set in dining room at Rockford
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Kentmere mill and Brandywine Creek seen from Rockford mill
Written on verso: 'Looking from Rockford toward Kentmere during reconstruction of Riddle plant (purchased 1895)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Engine room at Kentmere
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Employees at work in Kentmere folding room
Written on verso: 'Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co., Kentmere, Finishing Room, CA. 1900, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Folding machines in Kentmere mill
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mercerizing department at Kentmere mill
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Employees at work in Kentmere folding room
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hand-drawn plans of Kentmere mill
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Exterior of mill and cotton house at Rockford
Written on recto: 'No 218 Market Street, Wilmington, Del.' Written on verso: ' View directly in front of North side of S.P.B.'s looking across creek and showing portions of mill and cotton house', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Upstream view of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. mills on Brandywine Creek
Written on verso: 'No. 31 - Bancroft's Mills below looking up.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Exterior of south side of Rockford mill
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Railroad tracks leading toward Rockford Gate
Written on verso: '#45 Bld. on right.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rockford Road leading toward Rockford Gate
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rockford plant viewed from across Brandywine Creek
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Gate house and Rockford Gate
Written on verso: 'New Research Building on site of house on right, Gate house this side of steps.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Settling tank on Brandywine Creek and view toward Rockford Gate and St. Helena Road
Written on verso: 'Settling tank at right center.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rockford Gate with power lines
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Southern view of Rockford plant from Rockford Gate
Written on verso: 'Looking toward plant from Rockford Gate, before 1905. Note coal pile at right for Rockford power and steam plants.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
View from east of Rockford Plant
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
View across race toward Rockford plant
Written on verso: 'Looking across race toward Rockford Plant from site of present ice plant, before 1905. Stock at right Rockford Power Plant, on site of present office building', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Exteriors with rail tracks of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Wilmington plant
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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