Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, founder of the DuPont Company and a student of the great French chemist, Lavoisier, shows a workman the art of making powder in 1802. Scene is from the motion picture, The Du Pont Story, 72 minute history of the company.
Tom Cooper, left, a mechanically-minded farm neighbor, becomes the first employee of E.I. du Pont de Nemours, when the founder launched the company in 1802. Scene is from the motion picture, The Du Pont Story, 72 minute history of the company.
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.
Map displaying the distances objects were thrown in a corning mill and dry house explosion in the Upper Yard (Eleutherian Mills) along with locations of buildings and the structural damage they received from the blast.