Dupont Textile Fibers Product Information collection

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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. Click here for a detailed description of the collection.

    Image: Chester Weinberg evening gown in Qiana nylon. Click to view.

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Young woman wearing swimsuit
Photo of young woman at a pool wearing a bathing suit.
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.
Woman wearing bikini made of nylon
Woman at Beach Surf Club in Fort Lauderdale wearing two-piece bathing suit made of Antron nylon.
Woman wearing swimsuit made of nylon and Lycra
Woman at Castle Harbour Beach Club in Bermuda wearing bathing suit made of nylon and Lycra.
Woman wearing bathing suit
Photograph of woman on a beach wearing bathing suit with iris print.
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.
Young woman wearing swimsuit
Photograph of woman at pool wearing pleated and shirred one-piece bathing suit.
Curtains made of nylon
Photographs of woman looking at curtains made of nylon.
Woman adjusting hood of Pontiac convertible automobile.
Photograph of young woman adjusting hood of a Pontiac convertible car. 'New Baby' is written on back of photo.
Woman handling drapery made of Orlon
Photograph of woman handling double-faced drapery made of Orlon.
Woman wearing daytime dress made of Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing dress designed by Herbert Sondheim and made of Orlon pongee.
Woman wearing shantung blouse made of Orlon and nylon
Photograph of woman wearing Orlon and nylon shirt.
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.
Woman wearing gown made of Orlon and wool
Photograph of woman in jersey evening gown made of Orlon and wool designed by Addie Masters.
Woman wearing resort dress made of Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing pleated resort dress made of Orlon and wool designed by Debby of California.
Woman wearing skirt and blouse of Orlon, wool, and flannel
Photograph of woman wearing blouse and pleated skirt made with Orlon, wool, and flannel designed by Samuel Parnes.
Young woman in skirt suit
Photograph of woman in jacket and matching skirt.
Woman wearing cocktail dress made of Orlon and rayon
Photograph of woman wearing ribbed taffeta cocktail dress made with Orlon and rayon.
Woman wearing rain jacket with matching beret made of Orlon, wool, and flannel
Photograph of woman wearing gingham raincoat and beret made with Orlon, wool, and flannel designed by Lawrence of London.
Woman wearing resort dress and matching jacket made with Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing dress and jacket made with Orlon designed by David Goodstein
Woman wearing evening dress made of Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing riibbed faille evening dress made of Orlon designed by Elizabeth Arden.
Woman in tweed suit made of Orlon
Photograph of woman wearing tweed, lightweight suit made of Orlon.
Man wearing suit jacket and shorts
Photograph of man wearing suit jacket, shorts, and loafers.
Woman wearing evening gown made with Orlon and silk
Photograph of woman in satin evening gown made of Orlon and silk with scallop and beaded details.
Woman wearing fleece coat and jersey skirt made of Orlon and wool
Photograph of woman wearing fleece jacket and pleated jersey skirt made of Orlon and wool designed by Halldon and Sportswear Originators.

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