DuPont Product Information photographs

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In 1952, the DuPont Company created the Product Information section within the Public Relations department. Its function was to produce new releases with photographs about DuPont and its products for indirect publicity and advertising purposes. Most of the photographs were taken from the 1930s through the 1950s. 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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DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Panorama of the former DuPont Exhibition as it appeared at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center, New York City. The exhibition showed new and established products made by E.I. de Pont de Nemours & Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Product demonstrations at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Visitors at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center, were able to give a self demonstration at the former DuPont Exhibition of new materials developed by chemistry. By pressing a button, visitors could start the miniature electroplating apparatus which would show the plating and de-plating of a copper disc. On the right was the Freon display which demonstrated the preservation of flowers by the use of this refrigerant. The candle burning in the beaker demonstrated that Freon is not combustible., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Comparative tests at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Demonstration showing the elasticity of neoprene chloroprene rubber in comparison with natural rubber, at the former DuPont Exhibition as it appeared at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center. The machine stretched the two materials, in some instance after having been saturated with oil and grease., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Comparative tests at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Neoprene chloroprene rubber being given a comparative test with natural rubber at the former DuPont Exhibition of new materials developed by chemistry at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center. The demonstration machine showed the elasticity of the two products under varying conditions, such as saturation with oil or grease., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Comparative tests at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Demonstration showing the elasticity of neoprene chloroprene rubber in comparison with natural rubber, at the former DuPont Exhibition as it appeared at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center. The machine stretched the two materials, in some instance after having been saturated with oil and grease., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Comparative tests at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Demonstration showing the elasticity of neoprene chloroprene rubber in comparison with natural rubber, at the former DuPont Exhibition as it appeared at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center. The machine stretched the two materials, in some instance after having been saturated with oil and grease., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Demonstration of synthetic finish at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
The durability of synthetic resin finishes, even under the most unusual conditions, was shown at the former DuPont Exhibition in the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center. On top of the hardwood disc, covered with a synthetic finish, was a cake of dry ice; the demonstrator then poured hot water over the disc., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Product demonstrations at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
The durability of synthetic resin finishes, even under the most unusual conditions, was shown at the former DuPont Exhibition in the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center. On top of the hardwood disc, covered with a synthetic finish, was a cake of dry ice; the demonstrator then poured hot water over the disc., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Product demonstrations at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Fatty alcohols, from which soapless soaps are made, produce unusual suds, as was shown by the demonstration at the former DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center. On the right, Zerone anti-rust anti-freeze was shown flowing through an automobile motor and radiator in comparison to plain water. The young woman gave her own demonstration by pressing a button., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dyestuffs at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Dyestuffs made from coal tar and some of their uses were shown at the former DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Panorama of the former DuPont Exhibition as it appeared at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center, New York City. The exhibition showed new and established products made by E.I. de Pont de Nemours & Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Many uses of plastic at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Display of some of the many uses of plastics featured at the former DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center. By pressing a button the visitor could light up the row of Lucite methyl methacrylate pipes in the center., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sponge tests at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Demonstration of a cellulose, or manmade, sponge at the former DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center, New York City. The demonstration showed that the manmade sponge holds more water longer than does a natural sponge., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Prints at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
The small print in the left corner of this display of photographic film in the DuPont Company exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center, was made by contact from an original negative on DuPont Superior Pan with f 6.3 opening, K 1 filter and 1/60 second exposure. Enlargement is forty times in one step from small negative on Velour Black one printing paper., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cellophane machine at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Miniature machine demonstrating how Cellophane cellulose film is made, a feature of the former DuPont Exhibition as it appeared at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center New York City. The spruce wood, after being ground and dissolved to form viscose, went through the various chemical baths and came out in the form of Cellophane sheets., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Miniature fashion review at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
A miniature fashion review showing the use of Acele cellulose acetate yarn in the making of stylish dresses, as part of the former DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center, a synchronized voice made it appear that each manikin at it passed in review, described the dress shown., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Testing of PX Cloth at DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science & Industry
Flex recording meter showing the durability of PX Cloth, a modern bookbinding, at the former DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center, New York City. The machine opened and closed the book 3,600 times an hour., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
West Coast representatives of DuPont finishes at Golden Gate Exposition
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Exhibition employees at Golden Gate Exposition
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Exhibition at Golden Gate Exposition
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
West Coast representatives of DuPont finishes visiting the Golden Gate Exposition
West Coast representatives of DuPont finishes, in San Francisco for a three day dales convention, visit the Golden Gate Exposition. The group is pictured in the DuPont Company exhibit building. Walter J. Sohlinger, West Coast manger for finishes, Brooks Darlington, exhibition manager and William A. Hart, director of advertising, accompanied the men on their tour. Optimism featured the sales meetings, held under Mr. Sohlingers direction, at the Palace Hotel. Reports from the field indicated a definite upswing in the finishes trade during the year, it was said. Field men were informed of recent developments during sessions with technical representatives at DuPont's San Francisco factory., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lucite demonstration at Golden Gate Exposition
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Product demonstrations at Golden Gate Exposition
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Product demonstrations at Golden Gate Exposition
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Product demonstrations at Golden Gate Exposition
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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