E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company World's Fair albums
About this collection
This collection comprises three albums relating to E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company’s participation in World’s Fairs. One album focuses on the company’s efforts to promote its exhibits in the New York World's Fair and the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, both held in 1939. Another gives a photographic preview of the company’s exhibit at the San Francisco exposition. The final album is a proposal portfolio from industrial designer, Walter Dorwin Teague, and highlights other projects Teague had recently completed.
Image: Cellophane demonstration at 1939 San Francisco exhibit. Click to view.
Portfolio with typed proposal from Walter Dorwin Teague to provide industrial design services to the DuPont Company. Contains summary of Teague's recent work, including projects for the Ford Motor Company, Texaco, Pittsburgh Plate Glass, and Eastman Kodak. Teague proposes to do not only world's fair exhibits, but also designs for products, packaging, display rooms, reception areas, executive offices, plants, and trucks. Includes one-page list of 'A few recent achievements of Walter Dorwin Teague, Industrial Designer.' 18 photographs shows projects that include designs for the Ford Motor Company at the 1933 World's Fair, the California Pacific International Exposition at San Diego, Dallas in 1936, and in New York at the Hotel Astor. Shown also is work for National Cash Register, DuPont, Texaco, Eastman Kodak (Baby Brownie cameras), A. B. Dick Co., and the New Haven Railroad.
Album of photographs with captions showing the DuPont Company's exhibit at the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. Photographs in the first part of the album were taken during installation with posed models. Later photographs show actual visitors after the exhibit opened in February 1939. Photographs show the displays, lectures, demonstrations, and dioramas in the exhibit describing various DuPont Company products.
Album of 'examples and statistics of promotion which has supported our participation in the [New York and San Francisco 1939] fairs.' Album contains pasted-in pages from DuPont Company house organs, portfolios, form letters, broadsides, advertisements, pamphlets, the DuPont Magazine, postcards, poster stamps, invitations, and an in-house newsletter called 'Fair Talk.'