In 1916, Henry Mercer, historian and archaeologist, erected a museum to collect outdated material of life in the United States. The 6 story concrete castle had a covered wagon, Conestoga wagon, a boat and other artifacts hung from the ceiling. The museum was donated to the Bucks County Historical Society. In 1985, the Mercer Museum was recognized as a National Historic Landmark and received accreditations in 2005.
The DuPont Company Museum collection consists of photographs and prints that document the history of the DuPont Company. The materials in this collection were originally compiled by the DuPont Company Museum, transferred to the Hagley Museum in 1954 and subsequently to the Hagley Library in 1968. The collection has not been digitized in its entirety, and the online collection is a curated selection of items. Among other subjects, the image depict the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; the construction of Coleman du Pont Road; production of Phenolin; game birds advertising series; Haskwell Works explosion aftermath, cartoons of employees; a female employee baseball league; and company plants at Old Hickory, Tennessee and Farmingdale, New Jersey. For a detailed description of the DuPont Company Museum collection, click here to view the finding aid.
Image: Mexican employees at Old Hickory, Tennessee plant. Click to view.