Becker, Chandler (contributor), Macklem, John W., 1867-1948 (photographer)
Note by Macklem dated 1928 March 9: "In the background can be seen the residence of E.I. du Pont de Nemours, erected by him early in the last century and occupied by him as a home until the time of his death, after which his second son Henry du Pont lived here until his death in August 1889. The property now belongs to the estate of Col. Henry A. du Pont, the oldest son of Henry du Pont."
While hunting in 1800, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, a young French immigrant, discovered that American gunpowder did not compare in quality or price with that imported from Europe. Du Pont, left, a student of Lavoisier in France, discusses the situation with his friend Colonel De Toussard in the motion picture The Du Pont Story, 72 minute history of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.