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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DuPont Village, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey.
DuPont Village, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey.
DuPont Village, Carney's Point
360-degree panoramic photograph of DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey. Carney's Point Works are visible in the far left background.
DuPont Village, Carney's Point
360-degree panoramic photograph of DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey.
DuPont Village, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey.
Supervisor's houses, DuPont Village, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey.
Supervisor's houses, DuPont Village, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey.
Temporary village, DuPont Village, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey.
Temporary village, DuPont Village, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of the so-called 'Rubberoid Section' DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey. The temporary homes here rented for $7.50 per month.
Temporary village, DuPont Village, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of the so-called 'Rubberoid Section' DuPont Village at Carney's Point, New Jersey. The temporary homes here rented for $7.50 per month.
DuPont Construction Camp #2, Commissary and Help
Panoramic photograph of Commissary staff at DuPont Construction Camp #2 in Penn's Grove, New Jersey, a few miles to the north of the site of the Carney's Point Works. Colonel W.E. Stover was employed as the superintendent and quartermaster of Camp No. 2 until the end of June 1915.
Picnic at bathing beach, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of women from DuPont Village at the community's bathing beach.
Bonfire at bathing beach, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of women from DuPont Village at the community's bathing beach.
Group photograph at bathing beach, Carney's Point
Panoramic photograph of women from DuPont Village at the community's bathing beach.
Group photograph of workers, Carney's Point
Panoramic group photograph of a female employees in work clothes.
Section of Smokeless Powder Plant, Carney's Point Works
Panoramic photograph of the Smokeless Powder Plant at Carney's Point Works.
Smokeless Powder Plant, Carney's Point Works
360-degree panoramic photograph of the Smokeless Powder Plant at Carney's Point Works.
Finishing Area, Carney's Point Works
Panoramic photograph of the Finishing Area at Carney's Point Works, where smokeless powder would be dried, prepared, and packaged for distribution.
Solvent Recovery and Press Houses, Carney's Point Works
Panoramic photograph of the Solvent Recovery and Press Houses at Carney's Point Works.
Gin Cotton Shed, Carney's Point Works
Panoramic photograph of the Gin Cotton Shed at Carney's Point Works.