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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Saltpeter refinery at Eleutherian Mills (Upper Yard)
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."
Macklem, John W., 1867-1948
Note by Chandler Becker: "Upper Yard closed 1921. Saltpeter Refinery completely demolished by 1925."
Original in John W. Macklem collection of DuPont Company powder yards photographs: Hagley ID: M1968010_001_02_17.
Gunpowder industryIndustrial buildings
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Eleutherian Mills
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225)
Box 1, Folder 3
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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