P.S. du Pont Longwood photographs

About this collection

This collection of over 6400 photographs includes images collected by Pierre S. du Pont during his life. Over 1000 images from the collection show the development of Longwood Gardens. Also included are photographs of the du Pont family, travel images, and a variety of other photos documenting the interests and activities of P.S. du Pont. Click here for a detailed description of the Longwood Collection

    Image: P.S. du Pont at Longwood, circa 1931. Click to view.

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Private built home in Newark, Del.
Selling price $13,000
Spraying chestnut trees at Longwood
In P.S. du Pont's hand on back of image: 'Chestnut tree at Longwood taken by government inspector fall 1912. Photograph shows use of spray from above. Man in tree has spraying nozzle in hand pointing diagonally downward. The spray mist is seen against the tree farthest to the right. Dec., 8, '12'
Spraying chestnut trees at Longwood
In P.S. du Pont's hand on back of image: 'Chestnut tree at Longwood taken by government inspector fall 1912. Trees had been sprayed with Bordeaux mixture of orchard[?] strength about every ten days since March 1912. Apparently no chestnut blight developed during this time though many other apparently healthy trees had succumbed. Dec., 8, '12' 'Spraying apparatus in action'
Irene S. du Pont with three of her daughters
Mrs. Irénée du Pont, 1877-1961. Sophie du Pont, born 1900. Margaretta du Pont, born 1902. Eleanor du Pont, born 1907.
Flower garden, near main drive at Longwood
Written on verso: 'Louis G. Gibney'
Private built home in Newark, Del.
Selling price $8,600. Built 1943. Sold 1944-1946. Rent $50 a month.
Private built home in Newark, Del.
Selling price $8,600
Private built home in Newark, Del.
Selling price est. $13,000
Dr. Baruch party in the Andres Canyon
Handwritten on verso: 'Dr. Baruch party with Louis Wilson drinking out of the bottle, at a luncheon in the Andres Canyon.'
Mr. C. W. Wanlove with horses
Handwritten on verso: 'Mr. C.W. Wanlove (?) with his string of horses at Palm Springs, out with Dr. Baruch party on the desert.'
Miss Morena Baruch and Miss Willow Baruch on horseback
Handwritten on verso: 'Miss Morena Baruch, Miss Willow Baruch and French governess that rode with them all the time.'
Baruch riding party and guests
Handwritten on verso: 'Some party with their New York City guest - the lady standing up to the extreme left.'
Miss Morena Baruch on horseback
Handwritten on verso: 'Miss Morena Baruch of New York City, on one of her favorite workouts.'
Guest riding horse, Wild Fire, at Dr. Baruch party
Handwritten on verso: 'Dr. Baruch -- party guest from New York City -- on Wild Fire.'
Lois Wilson, movie star, on train with Dr. Baruch's daughters
Handwritten on verso: 'Louis Wilson, movie star, with Dr. Baruch Daughters of New York City.'
Morena Baruch, Lois Wilson, Ralph Forbes, and friend lounging on boulders
Handwritten on verso: 'Louis Wilson, Miss Morena Baruch and Laidy (?) Guest from New York City, and Gentleman is Ralph Forbes, movie star.'
Mr. C. W. Wanlove and friend
Handwritten on verso: 'Mr. C.W. Wanlove, riding instructor, and friend.'
Mr. C. W. Wanlove, riding instructor
Handwritten on verso: 'Mr. C.W. Wanlove, riding instructor, at Palm Springs on the desert.'
Victorine Elizabeth du Pont (Bauduy)
Reproduction of painting.

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