Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection

About this collection

The images in this collection primarily depict the buildings, machinery, and workers at the DuPont Co. powder yards on Brandywine Creek and at Carney's Point, New Jersey. Some of the photographs, in particular those of Carney's Point, may have been photographed by Francis G. du Pont, who was the superintendent of the plant. There are also images of du Pont family members and du Pont family homes, slides of an engine used in a study, commercially produced travel views, and a few hand-drawn lantern slides of birds. The bulk of the collection dates from circa 1880 to 1920. Click here for a detailed description of the Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection.

    Image: Soda House at Carney's Point Works. Click to view.

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Powdermen in front of Hagley Yard office, the Rumford Dawes house
Same image as Hagley ID: HF_W063_081., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wagon for transporting empty metallic kegs to the mills
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Upper Yard, valving and shafting, showing blocks
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Birkenhead rolling wheels, over-geared
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Charcoal house, unidentified location
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lower Hagley Yard entrance
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Press House, Lower Hagley Yard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lower Yard, last buildings
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hydraulic elevator, Lower Hagley Yard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Old Keg Mill opposite Hagley Yard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Employees near press house in Hagley Yard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Horse drawn hopper car with solid wheels
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Roll mills, snow scene, at Hagley Yard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Traction engine designed by Alfred I. du Pont
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Birkenhead rolling mills with workmen
Same image as Hagley ID: HF_R030_002., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Glaze mill interior, "Big Mary"
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lower Hagley dam, building coffer dam
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Erecting steam plant in Hagley Yard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Looking upstream at Upper Yard
Saltpeter refinery visible., Similar view Hagley ID: 701120., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hydraulic elevator, Hagley Yard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Francis Gurney du Pont seated in office
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Steam plant in Hagley Yard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Old Machine Shop in Hagley Yard
Same image as Hagley ID: 701010., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Repairing Hagley Yard dam near graining mill
Same image as Hagley ID: 701142., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rising Sun bridge on Brandywine Creek looking downstream
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edmond Rhett du Pont photograph collection (Accession 1972.238), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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