Dupont Textile Fibers Product Information collection

About this collection

The Textile Fibers Department of the DuPont Company, established in 1936 as the Rayon Department, specialized in researching and developing synthetic fibers for fabrics such as Rayon, Nylon, Teflon, Corian, and Kevlar. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

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Note to Editor
Folder titled 'Nylon Reference - 1950', Correspondence from Jane Denton to the editor of 'American Fabrics' on an article about nylon., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon dance dress by Wilson Folmar of Edward Abbott
Folder titled 'New York Couture', Written on verso: The short, covered dance frock is high fashion from the designing hand of Wilson Folmar of Edward Abbott. The sure fire elements in this dance dress are the deliciousness of the tangerine color and the soft floatiness of the chiffon-a combination of nylon and silk by American Silk Mills which had proved its practical as well as its fashion value. The elbow sleeved gold embroidered over blouse is Turkish in feeling. This item costs approximately $325., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Creation of new Nylon Section
Folder titled 'Nylon Yarn Releases - 1946', Press release detailing the establishment of a Nylon Section in the Chemical Division of the Du Pont Company's Ammonia Department., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Oscar de La Renta Qiana nylon evening wear
Folder titled 'Fall Tour', Written on verso: Feminine-but not fussy. Oscar de La Renta translates the look into a stunning evening outfit. The skirt and cardigan blazer are in satin of 'Qiana' nylon--printed in a gigantic, untraditional plaid that carries the sportswear look its elegant extreme. From Oscar de La Renta Boutique., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man wearing suit jacket and shorts
Folder titled 'Historical Photographs Men's and Women's', Photograph of man wearing suit jacket, shorts, and loafers., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Qiana nylon fashion
Folder titled 'Miscellaneous', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fur and nylon tulle dress by Balmain
Folder titled 'Paris-August', Written on verso: Fur and nylon tulle, lavishly combined by Balmain in this striking ball gown, offer the glamour and femininity seen throughout his collection. The black nylon tulle skirt, crisp and bouffant, contrasts dramatically with the figure molding bodice of Abyssinian panther. Golden leather strips accent the tulle halter and edge the tulle streamers falling train like in the back., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Short nylon evening down designed by Yves St. Laurent for Dior
Folder titled 'Multi Fibers-Spring-Paris', Written on verso: One of the most talked about gowns in the current Paris collections-the short evening down designed by Yves St. Laurent of Dior in white nylon tulle with flaring pullover. Topper has off the shoulder neckline, is heavily beaded, another important Paris trend., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man demonstrates the variety of denier differences in nylon
Folder titled 'Folder titled 'Nylon-25th Anniversary', Photograph of man demonstrating different sizes of nylon bobbins according to the denier, size, twist, or brightness., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman working with nylon machinery
Folder titled 'Nylon-25th Anniversary', Woman working on a machine that manufactures nylon., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Donald Brooks evening gown in nylon
Folder titled 'New York Couture', Written on verso: Covered, like a sleek seal, is Donald Brooks' idea of the drama that lies in black for after dark-an alluring Marlene Dietrich type of dress for impressive entrances. What give this siren sheath its clining seal like quality is Deering Milliken's double knit fabric of 'Agilon' nylon yarn. For added drama, there is a big black velvet hat by Sally Victor. This item costs approximately $110., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Donald Brooks Qiana nylon dress
Folder titled 'Fall Tour', Written on verso: There's pure theater in this grand entrance dress. And such authority in its sumptuous jersey of 'Qiana' nylon. Donald Brooks takes vibrant slices in white, navy and kelly green. Stems them from one shoulder on the bias. Sweeps them to the floor in a swirl of skirt. This item costs approximately $220., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing bathing suit
Folder titled 'Historical Photographs Men's and Women's', Photograph of woman on a beach wearing bathing suit with iris print., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Sparkling Nylon
Folder titled 'Sparkling Nylon-Spring/Summer 1960', Written on verso: The biggest fiber news in stockings since DuPont introduced nylon is a new 15 denier yarn called 'Du Pont Sparkling Nylon' that is as sparkling as its name implies., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Qiana nylon fashion
Folder titled 'Miscellaneous', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Christian Dior matte velvet nylon evening dress
Folder titled 'August 1954-Paris collections', Written on verso: Velvet and fur--two of the most noteworthy trends in the current Paris collections--are combined by Christian Dior in this dramatic evening ensemble, which features his newly restrained yet flattering bosom lines. A luxurious, pale yellow matte velvet of nylon, cotton and silk is banded with wild mink at the voluminous hemline and at collar, front facings and cuffs of the softly bloused cape jacket. The velvet by Guillemin resists crushing and marring and nylon makes it spot cleanable., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fitted dinner coat in nylon by Jo Copeland of Pattullo
Folder titled 'New York Couture', Written on verso: The fitted dinner coat is Jo Copeland of Pattullo's conception of winter after dark elegance. It relies heavily on the staling brilliance of the silver and black striped Bucol fabric of nylon and metallic yarn imported by Kandelaft. The black velvet collar stands away from the neck and the fitted waist is a 1961 mark of high fashion. The little jet beaded pillbox completes the sophisticated restaurant look., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lingerie made with nylon by Barbizon
Folder titled 'Nylon Reference - 1950', Press release announcing new line of lingerie products made with nylon and manufactured by Barbizon., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Young woman wearing swimsuit
Folder titled 'Historical Photographs Men's and Women's', Photo of young woman at a pool wearing a bathing suit., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Qiana nylon fashion
Folder titled 'Miscellaneous', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ernest Dichter, Head of the Institute for Motivational Research
Folder titled 'Folder titled 'Hosiery-Background', Photograph of Ernest Dichter wearing suit., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Tailored Junior 'Antron' nylon dance dress
Folder titled 'Multi Fibers-Spring-Party Dresses', Written on verso: Gypsy stripes of pink, scarlet and tangerine make this sophisticated young dance dress one of the bright spots of the season. The fabric's brilliance of color can be attributed to the 'Antron' nylon from which the taffeta is made. 'Antron' is the new nylon by DuPont with the look and touch of silk. Web-like shoulder straps above the draped bodice over tight midriff form a halter back in this full skirted style by Tailored Junior. This item costs approximately $22., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Jacques Heim nylon dress and coat
Folder titled 'Paris-August', Written on verso: This evening ensemble, stronger than ever in Paris this season, is beautifully depicted by Jacques Heim in an exquisite new fabric effect-black nylon lace with a big floral pattern mounted on copper colored mousseline of sparkling nylon and silk. The theater coat envelopes a d'collett' dinner dress with fitted bodice and slightly belled skirt., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Theater suit in nylon by Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner
Folder titled 'New York Couture', Written on verso: This long theater suit, because of the richness of its color and design, could be worn for the most formal occasions. It was designed day Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner in a delicious melon shade in Whelan's 100% nylon lace elaborately re-embroidered in wool. The dolman-sleeved jacket is scalloped at the hem to match the long, slim ankle-length skirt. The cowl necked bodice is of chiffon. Bill Blass loves the covered but rich look for evening this winter and has achieved it beautifully in this usual costume. The chandelier earrings are by Kramer. This item costs approximately $565., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon evening dress by Griffe
Folder titled 'Paris-August', Written on verso: Lady like and young looking is this demure white nylon tulle evening dress from Griffe with loose little overblouse lightly beaded with pearls and silver. Side slit gives oblique feeling, noted at most collections. In a season acclaimed for the emphasis on femininity Griffe's collection stands out as a especially appealing., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Men working with nylon equipment
Folder titled 'Folder titled 'Nylon-25th Anniversary', Photograph of two men working with nylon manufacturing equipment., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Anne Klein nylon dress for Junior Sophisticates
Folder titled 'New York Couture', Written on verso: The bare-backed full skirted dress is seen here in an exciting stretch knit with an interesting crepe surface. Anne Klein of Junior Sophisticates has designed this late day dress in poppy red with the back plunging to the waist and the shirt shirred into soft fullness. The fabric is of 100% nylon and luxurious to touch. This item is priced at about $60.00., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Count Romi raincoat in Qiana nylon
Folder titled '#184: Spring/Summer 1974 Touring collection', Written on verso: Here's jaunty way to ward off those April showers. A cheerful raincoat in a red, white and heavy chain print of 'Qiana' nylon latched with a slick patent belt. Comfortable raglan sleeves give extra roominess. So effective because it's all treated with 'Zepel' rain and stain repeller. This item costs approximately $160., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont employee Thelma Adkins displays hosiery yarn at nylon plant
Folder titled 'Nylon-25th Anniversary', Nylon manufacturing resumes peacetime use production after World War II as demonstrated by DuPont employee Thelam Adkins and her demonstration of yarn meant for hosiery., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Qiana nylon fashion
Folder titled 'Miscellaneous', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Concept VII Qiana nylon dress
Folder titled 'Spring Tour', Written on verso: A soft, supple, double knit of 'Qiana' nylon in Chinese orange is the ultimate in figure flattery. This dress from Concept VII has a gather swirly skirt, full sleeves and snug bodice. It is made even more elegant and romantic by faggoting details. This item costs approximately $95., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rudolf evening dress in nylon
Folder titled 'New York Couture', Written on verso: The sheath with a train has returned this season, seen here with a covered look to the bodice and great richness of fabric. Designed by Rudolf, the body of the dress is a cloque brocade in charcoal and silver, in a an imported fabric of nylon and metallic yarns. The wide satin cummerbund and floating train form a splash of cherry to add drama to the dress. This item costs approximately $275., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Guy Laroche two piece dinner costume in nylon
Folder titled 'Multi Fibers-Spring-Paris', Written on verso: This princess line, top silhouette new from Paris this spring, is beautifully sculptured by Guy Laroche in this stunning two piece dinner costume. Only a shirred peplum around the bottom of the extra long jacket interrupts the tailored lines of his design. Echoing popular choice among French designers this season, Larouche has used a dazzling white surah in Taslan textured DuPont nylon and silk sprinkled all over with black dots., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
One shoulder evening dress in nylon by Madame Gres
Folder titled 'Paris-August', Written on verso: The asymmetrical look-outstanding everywhere in Paris this season-interpreted by Gres in the draping of which is so famous. A gray crinkle sheer nylon cigaline has been deftly shaped in oblique lines for this one shoulder evening dress. The shirring is diagonal at the waistline, the midriff and the skirt line, where the asymmetry is re-emphasized by the big pouf on one hip., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Munsingwear nylon lounging costume
Folder titled 'Loungewear', Written on verso: Brilliant painter's brush strokes are splashed all over the knee length jacket of a lounging costume in an Italian printed tricot of DuPont nylon. Inspired by a Hindu temple coat, the figure skimming tunic has a round, collarless neckline and side slashes at the hem. The tapered trousers are of antique gold tricot. Designed by Munsingwear, priced at about $18., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Madame Gres ball gown in nylon
Folder titled 'Paris-February', Written on verso: Madame Gres has designed a ball gown of great elegance, dramatic for its voluminous skirt of white nylon point d'esprit with asymmetrical drape. The bodice top of black nylon lace extends to a point in back just below the waistline. Falling straight and lose to the body in front the skirt bells into a high bustle train., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Maurice Rentner gown with nylon lace
Folder titled 'New York Couture', Written on verso: The souffl' skirt combined with an elaborately beaded, high necked bodice is an evening look that Bill Blass of Maurice Rentner believes in. He is one of the fashion innovators of the New York Couture Group, one of the young creative talents who brings freshness to the American Fashion picture. The lightness and airiness of this skirt is one of the many fashion achievements of DuPont fiber-a nylon lace with metallic yarn in an caramel candy shade. The Oriental print of the bodice is richly covered in bead and a narrow black ribbon sash ties at the waist. This item is approximately $1055., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hannah Troy ball gown in nylon
Folder titled 'New York Couture', Written on verso: The grand occasion dress at its most voluminous in a Hannah Troy creation in Whelan's point d'esprit and net of 100% nylon, with black velvet dots on the skirt and lavish jet embroidery on the bodice. The billowing skirt hangs from a high waistline and curves up in front. This is a ball dress in the gand ball gown tradition. This item is priced at about $25., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman in ski clothing
Folder titled 'Folder titled 'Historical Photographs Men's and Women's', Photograph of woman, possibly Betsy Snite, skiing., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman skiing
Folder titled 'Folder titled 'Historical Photographs Men's and Women's', Photograph of woman skiing wearing clothing made by White Stag., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman using hair brush made with nylon
Photograph of woman sitting at a bathtub and using various brushes made with nylon for grooming., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Introduction and Sheer Smartness before the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers
Transcripts of introduction and speech delivered at the Hotel Claridge in Atlantic City for the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers, Folder titled: Hosiery-Background, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Authoritative Tips on Care of Nylon
Press release announcing booklet, Care of Nylon, detailing care and cleaning of nylon clothing products., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1950, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man wearing shirt made with Orlon
Photograph of man wearing sport shirt made with Orlon and manufactured by Raab Meyerhoff., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
How to make your legs walk away with beauty honors!
Promotional booklet intended to aid women consumers for the purpose of choosing, purchasing, and caring of nylon hosiery., Folder titled: Hosiery-Assorted Booklets, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon Hosiery: A Study of the Consumer made for Textile Fibers Department, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Statistical information on women's views toward hosiery and female attractiveness, Folder titled: Hosiery - Reference, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Growth of 15-denier yarn in hosiery
Correspondence from Charles Rutledge to G.S. Hoagland discussing the different deniers of hosiery and their production and use., Folder titled: Nylon-25th Anniversary, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman using hat, ascot, and bag made of Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing pillbox hat, ascot, and purse made of Orlon, or blend of acrylic and Dynel, Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon Staple Gives Sweaters New Textures of Lasting Softness
Press release describing the benefits of sweaters made with nylon fibers., Folder titled: Nylon - 1948, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hosiery Progress in the Twentieth Century
Timeline on hosiery and other notable events in history from 1900 to 1953., Folder titled: Hosiery-Background, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon Staple Fiber
Press release describing a presentation made by Dr. L. L. Larson of the nylon division detailing the benefits of creating fabric blends made with nylon and wool or nylon and cotton., Folder titled: Nylon Yarn Releases - 1946, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Memorandum on '20 Years of Nylon'
Memo describing the history and uses of nylon., Folder titled: Nylon-25th Anniversary, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Educational Booklet on Hosiery Issued by Du Pont
Press release announcing publication of an educational booklet, Facts About Denier in Nylon Stockings, that will be offered in stores in order to aid consumers in the purchasing of nylon hosiery., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1950, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
All-Nylon Window Displays at Three Fifth Avenue Stores
Press release describing nylon window displays in New York City at Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, and Lane Bryant., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1949, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Spun Nylon Jersey Introduced in Sleepwear and Blouses
Press release describing nylon jersey and its application and benefit to blouses and sleepwear., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1950, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Educational Film
Press release describing the short film, Close-up of Nylon, which is an educational piece meant to aid in the training of retail store personnel who are selling nylon products., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1950, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wrinkles No Worry With Nylon Ribbon and New Nylon Ribbon Resists Crushing
Press releases detailing the wrinkling resistant properties of nylon ribbon., Folder titled: Nylon - 1948, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Young girl wearing dress made of nylon
Photograph of young girl wearing a party dress made of nylon and manufactured by Isabel Originals., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Model wearing 'Cantrece' patterned nylons
Photograph taken at Lincoln Center in New York City showing model wearing 'Cantrece' nylon hosiery., Folder titled: Nylon-25th Anniversary, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing dress made with nylon and silk
Photograph of woman wearing made with nylon with fabric manufactured by Nicholas T. Sekers., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First Creped Nylon Appears in Lingerie
Press release describing aesthetic and functional benefits of nylon in lingerie., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1949, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Young woman wearing sweater and skirt made of Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing pullover sweater with grosgrain ribbon and shantung pleated skirt, both made with Orlon and designed by Givenchy., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Changing trends in hosiery
Document created for the 'NEA' which discusses curret trends in hosiery and the new type of nylon stocking, the 'Cantrece'., Folder titled: Nylon-25th Anniversary, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First Nylon Bedroom Slippers Are Washable and Long Wearing
Press release describing bedroom slippers made with nylon and manufactured by La Marquise Footwear., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1949, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon Hosiery Handbook
Handbook intended to aid salespeople and shop owners in the hosiery industry with information on how nylon is made as well as guides for fitting and selling nylons. Original booklet is missing pages 7 and 8., Folder titled: Hosiery-Assorted Booklets, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Booklet on Nylon Curtains Issued by Du Pont Company
Press release describing the creation of an educational booklet, News About Nylon - the Story of Nylon in Curtains, which is intended to aid salespeople who sell nylon curtains., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1950, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man wearing light colored suit made with Orlon and rayon
Photograph of man wearing two-piece suit made with Orlon and rayon and manufactured by the Haspel Brothers., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man wearing robe made with Orlon and rayon
Photograph of man wearing plaid robe made with Orlon and rayon and manufactured by Rabhor Robes., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing bridal gown made with Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing wedding dress made with Orlon designed by Raphael., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Opening Remarks and Annual Shipments by Denier
Correspondence from Charles Rutledge regarding his opening remarks for the Hosiery Manufacturers Convention as well as statistics on nylon shipments according to denier., Folder titled: Nylon-25th Anniversary, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Skiier Betsy Snite wearing knit poncho made of Orlon
Photograph of Betsy Snite wearing knit poncho made with Orlon and designed by Jane Irwill., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing evening dress made of Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing riibbed faille evening dress made of Orlon designed by Elizabeth Arden., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing sweater set and skirt made with Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing cardigan with rhinestones, sweater, and satin skirt, all made with Orlon and designed by Givenchy., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man wearing shirt made of Thalspun jersey
Photograph of man wearing pullover made with Thalspun jersey, a combination of Orlon and wool., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Group of women wearing cocktail and evening dresses in Rockefeller Center
Photograph of a group of women and a young girl wearing cocktail and evening dresses made of Du Pont fibers at a fashion show staged at Rockefeller Center., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon Press Cloth Presents Interesting Texture, New Qualities for Draperies
Press release describing different types of draperies which are made from nylon., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1949, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon Upholstery Fabrics Providing Cleaner Train Seats
Press release detailing the installation and benefits of nylon upholstery in Jersey Central commuter trains., Folder titled: Nylon - 1948, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sheerness and Service
Article written for Hosiery and Underwear Review about Du Pont nylon and denier., Folder titled: Hosiery-Background, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon Trim Offers New Luxury, Practicality in Vanity Fair Lingerie
Press release describing various nylon trim applications and their benefits in lingerie, particularly those created by the manufacturer Vanity Fair., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1949, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman in cocktail dress made with Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing satin cocktail dress made with Orlon and designed by Ceil Chapman., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man wearing sweater made with Orlon
Photograph of man wearing v-neck sweater made with Orlon and manufactured by McGregor Sportswear., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Tongue-in-Cheek' Report on First 25 Years of Nylon at the 61st Annual Convention of the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers
Transcript of talk delivered by a du Pont company employee at the Hotel Claridge in Atlantic City, New Jersey regarding the manufacturing of women's hosiery., Folder titled: Hosiery-Reference, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Series of entries made for Du Pont student fashion design contest
Photographs of winning sketches made for a Du Pont student fashion design contest. Included are the first place winners for slacks, suits, formal wear, sport coats, and most outstanding talent., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Skier Betsy Snite wearing sweater made of Orlon
Photograph of Betsy Snite skiing on Mount Mansfield while wearing v-neck sweater made of Orlon and designed by Ulla., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Men wearing suits made with Orlon and wool
Photograph of two men wearing striped suits made from Orlon and wool., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon Bathing Suits Increasingly Popular
Press release describing the positive attributes for bathing suits that use nylon fabric., Folder titled: Nylon Reference - 1949, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Contact sheets of young woman wearing swimsuit
Contact sheets containing 14 images of young woman posing by a pool in a bathing suit., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing jacket and skirt suit set made with Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing jacket and skirt made with Orlon. Written on back:'Traveling, church, movies, evening party--versatile'., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing sweater made with Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing beaded evening sweater made with Orlon and manufactured by Rosanna Knitted Sportswear.'Du Pont stockholder' is written on back., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing sweater set made with Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing cardigan and matching sweater made with Orlon., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Three young girls wearing nylon tights
Photograph of three young girls wearing different styles of nylon tights made by Trimfit, Bluebird, and Danskin., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hotel du Pont Installs Nylon Fabrics for Economy of Wear and Care
Press release describing the installation and benefits of furnishings in the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware., Folder titled: Nylon - 1948, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing swimsuit made of Lycra and Antron nylon
Photograph of woman at Pelican Beach in the Virgin Islands wearing blouson style bathing suit made of Lycra and Antron nylon., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing bikini made of nylon
Woman at Beach Surf Club in Fort Lauderdale wearing two-piece bathing suit made of Antron nylon., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing swimsuit made of nylon and Lycra
Woman at Castle Harbour Beach Club in Bermuda wearing bathing suit made of nylon and Lycra., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing bathing suit made of Lycra and nylon
Photograph of woman at Castle Harbour Beach Club in Bermuda wearing sheath style swimsuit made of Lycra and nylon., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Young woman wearing swimsuit
Folder titled 'Historical Photographs Men's and Women's', Photograph of woman at pool wearing pleated and shirred one-piece bathing suit., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtains made of nylon
Folder titled 'Historical Photographs Men's and Women's', Photographs of woman looking at curtains made of nylon., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman adjusting hood of Pontiac convertible automobile.
Folder titled 'Folder titled 'Historical Photographs Men's and Women's', Photograph of young woman adjusting hood of a Pontiac convertible car. 'New Baby' is written on back of photo., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman handling drapery made of Orlon
Photograph of woman handling double-faced drapery made of Orlon., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing daytime dress made of Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing dress designed by Herbert Sondheim and made of Orlon pongee., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing shantung blouse made of Orlon and nylon
Photograph of woman wearing Orlon and nylon shirt., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Young boy wearing shirt of Orlon and nylon
Photograph pf young boy wearing plaid shirt made of nlyon and Orlon and manufactured by New Idea Yankee Togs., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman wearing gown made of Orlon and wool
Photograph of woman in jersey evening gown made of Orlon and wool designed by Addie Masters., Folder titled: Historical Photographs Men's and Women's, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Textile Fibers Product Information photographs (Accession 1984.259), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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