On verso: after his death, at St. Amour. Back: Irénée, Alexis I, William ("Bill") K., Mary Alletta (Later, Laird), Lammot, Margaretta ("Peg"), (Later, Carpenter). Front: Isabella ("Bella") (Later, Sharp), Mrs. Mary Belin du Pont, Pierre Samuel (of Longwood), Louisa ("Lou") (Later, Copeland)
Principal roles of DuPont Company founder E.I du Pont and his wife, Sophie, were enacted by Eduard Franz and Sigrid Gurie in dramatic prologue highlighting DuPont's 150th anniversary celebration July 18 on the banks of Brandywine Creek, near Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Franz and Miss Curie portrayed same roles in motion picture, The DuPont Story.
Irénée du Pont and his daughter, Mrs. Crawford H. Greenewalt, chatting with Eduard Franz and Sigrid Gurie, who portray roles of Du Pont Company founder E.I. du Pont and his wife, Sophie, in dramatic prologue highlighting DuPont Company's 150th Anniversary celebration July 18 on banks of Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. DuPont, great-grandson of the founder, was seventh president of DuPont Company.
Du Pont, Irénée, 1920- (interviewee), Smith, John K. (John Kenly), 1951- (interviewer), Oates, Mike (videographer), 302 Stories, Inc. (production company), Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation (originator)
Irénée du Pont, Jr., describes his early life and later career with the DuPont Company. After World War II, he joined the DuPont Company where for the next two decades he held a variety of jobs. He describes his time on the DuPont executive committee, which he joined in 1967, during which the company had to deal with increasing competition, social unrest in Wilmington, equal opportunity legislation, and environmental regulation. Among other anecdotes, du Pont describes how his father, along with his brothers Lammot and Pierre, set off large fireworks displays at Fourth of July celebrations in the 1920s. He also remarks that he believes Pierre continued to play an important role in the affairs of the company until his death in 1954.
Diane Letherbury, 10, daughter of W. Benson Letherbury, DuPont Company employee, is shown with Crawford H. Greenewalt, left, company president and Irénée du Pont, great-grandson of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, founder of company. Diane had a part in dramatic prologue highlighting DuPont's 150th anniversary celebration July 18 banks of Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware.
Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 (former owner)
Back row, left to right: Isabella Mathieu (du Pont) Sharp, Pierre S. du Pont, William Kemble du Pont, Mary Aletta Belin (du Pont) Laird, Lammot du Pont, Margaretta Lammot (du Pont) Carpenter. Front row, left to right: Irénée du Pont, Mary (Belin) du Pont, Henry Belin du Pont, Louisa d'Andelot (du Pont) Copeland.
Cummings, photographer (photographer), Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 (former owner)
Standing left to right: Pierre S. du Pont, Edward G. Mercer, Lammot du Pont, Miss Minnie Foggini, Henry Belin du Pont, Irénée du Pont, Margaretta Lammot du Pont, William Kemble du Pont. At upper window, Mary Aletta Belin du Pont.