DuPont Powder Yards – World War I

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A selection of images related to the DuPont Company powder yards during World War I from the Hagley Digital Archives chosen by our staff. This does not include all material we have on this topic. For a more thorough search, start on our Search Hagley Collections page. If you have additional questions please contact us at AskHagley@hagley.org.

    Image: Female worker filling powder into silk bags at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills, circa 1918. Click to view.

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"Powder girls" loading ballistite rings on trucks at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
Original accession number: 1971.310.1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
"Powder girls" at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
"Powder girls" of the Ballistite Section at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Day shift of female workers assembled in one of 10-minute rest periods at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
Original accession number: 1971.311.1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Night shift female workers at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
Night shift: 6 1/2 hours from 3pm to 10pm, Original accession number: 1971.312, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Female workers taping and sealing tin containers for rings for 3-inch Stokes Trench Mortar at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
Original accession number: 1971.313.1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Female worker filling powder into silk bags at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
This powder acts as a propelling charge for the 3-inch Stokes Trench Mortar. She takes the silk bag and places it underneath a copper weighing machine and the powder goes into the bag., Original accession number: 1971.317.1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Female workers transporting sewed ballistite bags to building for loading into tin cans
Original accession number: 1971.315.1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Female workers pushing truck loaded with silk bags at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
Original accession number: 1971.316.1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Female workers for DuPont Co. sweeping railroad trestles
Original accession number: 1971.332.78, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Female workers at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills, likely in the Ballistite Section
Original accession number: 1971.306.1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Female workers carrying loaded silk bags at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
Original accession number: 1971.314.1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Two female workers resting, likely at DuPont Co. Brandywine Mills
Original accession number: 1971.305.1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs (Accession 2017.226), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807