Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs

About this collection

Hagley Museum staff conducted a series oral history interviews between 1954 and 1990, speaking primarily with individuals who had worked at the DuPont Company powder yards on Brandywine Creek during the yards’ final decades of operation or who had lived near the yards as spouses or children of DuPont Co. workers. Some of the individuals who were interviewed donated, lent for copying, or provided information on the photographs in this collection. The images primarily depict the worker communities which surrounded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards on Brandywine Creek or the powder yards themselves. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

    Click here to view and listen to the collection of Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley.
    Image: DuPont Co. workers enjoying a drink near the Club House at Thompson's Bridge. Click to view.

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Birkenhead rolling mill
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Peter Ferraro, blacksmith, in front of the Blacksmith Shop at Montchanin
Original accession or negative number: 1971.329.001, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Retreat from Jordan
Feather Bed Lane, Brandywine, Part of published series: \"Wilmington and Vicinity. Maybin's Views.\, Original accession or negative number: 1970.134.001, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Road to Jordan, Brandywine
Part of published series: \"Wilmington and Vicinity. Maybin's Views.\, Original accession or negative number: 1970.134.002, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rattlesnake Run area on right bank of Brandywine Creek downstream from Wilmington city dam
Two women sitting on bank among the willows along the Brandywine before the race was built, Rattlesnake Run area. Downstream from Wilmington City Dam., Original accession or negative number: 1970.134.003, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brandywine Creek, near old swinging bridge
Original accession or negative number: 1970.215.001, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brandywine Creek
Description from donor: \"Looking downstream from about the location of the present B&O Bridge. Note the old Broom Street dam head gates on right side of creek.\, Original accession or negative number: 1970.134.007, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Up Brandywine Creek
Description from donor: \"Looking downstream from about the location of the present B&O Bridge. Note the old Broom Street dam head gates on right side of creek.\, Original accession or negative number: 1970.134.006, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
View of Brandywine from Bancroft's house
Original accession or negative number: 1970.134.027, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Below Chadd's Ford on the Brandywine
Two women and a man sit beneath a tree. Description from donor: \"Note small dam between trees.\, Original accession or negative number: 1970.134.024, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brandywine Creek
Description from donor: \"Looking downstream from about the location of the present B&O bridge. Note old Broom Street dam head gates on right side of creek.\, Original accession or negative number: 1970.134.015, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Near Rock Spring on Brandywine Creek
Original accession or negative number: 1970.134.008, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brandywine Creek, looking upstream from Van Buren Street Bridge
Bridge in background is the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad bridge at the Augustine Cut off., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mrs. Clarence A. Fahs and Mrs. T.S. Lendermand and two children Doris (Mrs. G. Porter) and Jane (Mrs. T.W. Riley) under Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad bridge at Augustine Cut-Off
Augustrine vehicle bridge also visible., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Former Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad bridge and Swinging Bridge in Brandywine Park over Brandywine Creek in Wilmington, Delaware
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad bridge at the Augustine Cut off, Wilmington, Delaware
Vehicle bridge visible in background. Foot bridge (Swinging Bridge), Brandywine Park, in foreground., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Old swinging bridge on the Brandywine, Wilmington, Delaware
Women sit in foreground., Original accession or negative number: 1970.216.001, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fred Evans near former cannon house in front of Christ Church
Old cannon house in front of Christ Church, where powder was tested., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fred Evans near former cannon house in front of Christ Church
Old cannon house in front of Christ Church, where powder was tested., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sunday school group at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
Priest identified as: Rev. Edward Henchy, pastor of St. Joseph's on the Brandywine, 1887., Original in Pierre A. Gentieu Brandywine River Valley photographs: Hagley ID: 701307A., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Interior of Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church
Original accession or negative number: 1991.209.003, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Interior of Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church
Original accession or negative number: 1991.209.006, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Interior of Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church
Original accession or negative number: 1991.209.004, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Interior of Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church
Original accession or negative number: 1991.209.005, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church, Delaware
Original accession or negative number: 1991.209.002, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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