E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc., Carney's Point Works and workers' housing panoramic photographs

About this collection

    The DuPont Company purchased the land for a smokeless powder plant at Carney's Point, New Jersey in 1890. In 1892, it began producing guncotton and the first smokeless powder. The plant grew in response to demand from the Spanish-American War, but really boomed during World War I. The thousands of workers employed there at the time were provided with company housing in a workers' village. The plant continued production into the early 1970s, when it was abandoned and dismantled.
    John A. Dick (1879-1972), the first full-time photographer hired by the DuPont Company, documented the growth of the plant during WWI in these photographs. The twenty images that make up this collection include documentation of the workers' village, the 'girls dormitory', supervisors' housing, sections of the plant, and photographs of workers and village residents. Click here to view the finding aid for this collection.
    Image: Group photograph at bathing beach, Carney's Point (partial view), approximately 1916. Click to view.

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