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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1930-1950
Extent: 3 images
Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. This collection consists of three reproduction photographs of diverse subjects: an A5A steam locomotive #1167 of Reading Railroad crossing the road at Greenville, Delaware; a unoccupied trolley car in Wilmington, Delaware, originally built by the Peoples Railway Company in 1904; a postcard illustration of the Delaware Trust Building, Wilmington, Delaware. (View full finding aid.)
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Wilmington, Delaware area historic images
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1975.249
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Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. This collection consists of three reproduction photographs of diverse subjects: an A5A steam locomotive #1167 of Reading Railroad crossing the road at Greenville, Delaware; a unoccupied trolley car in Wilmington, Delaware, originally built by the Peoples Railway Company in 1904; a postcard illustration of the Delaware Trust Building, Wilmington, Delaware.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1959-1977
Creator:
Radebaugh, William H., Director
Extent: 4 linear feet
William Henry Radebaugh (1909-1996), was a public relations executive at the DuPont Company for over twenty years. He wrote, produced and directed many films about the company during his tenure there and for several years after his retirement. The bulk of the collection contains his scripts, storyboards, proposals and films, written and directed by William Henry Radebaugh. Several of the films are concerned about safety in the plants and in the use of DuPont products. Also included are four compilation reels of short news segments about different products, plants and services of the DuPont Company. There are also films about specific DuPont plants and laboratories including the Haskell Laboratory, the Spruance plant in Richmond, Va.; the Tecumseh plant in Tecumseh, Kansas, the Washington plant in Washington, West Virginia and the twenty fifth anniversary of the Victoria, Texas plant. (View full finding aid.)
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William Henry Radebaugh films and scripts
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Radebaugh, William H., Director
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1975.412
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4 linear feet
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William Henry Radebaugh (1909-1996), was a public relations executive at the DuPont Company for over twenty years. He wrote, produced and directed many films about the company during his tenure there and for several years after his retirement. The bulk of the collection contains his scripts, storyboards, proposals and films, written and directed by William Henry Radebaugh. Several of the films are concerned about safety in the plants and in the use of DuPont products. Also included are four compilation reels of short news segments about different products, plants and services of the DuPont Company. There are also films about specific DuPont plants and laboratories including the Haskell Laboratory, the Spruance plant in Richmond, Va.; the Tecumseh plant in Tecumseh, Kansas, the Washington plant in Washington, West Virginia and the twenty fifth anniversary of the Victoria, Texas plant.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1913-1977
Creator:
Wilson, Willard S.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Willard S. Wilson (1897-1979) was a pioneer radio broadcaster and entrepreneur. He was founder of the first commercial radio station in Delaware. This small collection of newspaper clippings, articles, notes, and ephemera document Wilson's knowledge about the history of radio and some of his accomplishments related to the radio station WHAV/WDEL. There are also three reels of film, two related to aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) and one documenting the arrival of a monument at Wilmington, Delaware marine terminal. (View full finding aid.)
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Willard S. Wilson films and ephemera
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Wilson, Willard S.
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1977.219
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Willard S. Wilson (1897-1979) was a pioneer radio broadcaster and entrepreneur. He was founder of the first commercial radio station in Delaware. This small collection of newspaper clippings, articles, notes, and ephemera document Wilson's knowledge about the history of radio and some of his accomplishments related to the radio station WHAV/WDEL. There are also three reels of film, two related to aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) and one documenting the arrival of a monument at Wilmington, Delaware marine terminal.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1905-1915
Creator:
Union Stock Yard & Transit Company of Chicago.
Extent: 5 images
Chicago's Union Stock Yard was the meatpacking district for Chicago, Illinois. In 1864, a consortium of nine railroad companies purchased 320-acres of swamp land in southwest Chicago to build a new more efficient stockyard. The result was that Chicago's Union Stock Yard and Transit Company opened Christmas Day 1865. This collection consists of five postcards (one used) showing scenes from the Union Stock Yards. (View full finding aid.)
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Union Stock Yards postcards
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Union Stock Yard & Transit Company of Chicago.
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1995.245
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5 images
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1905-1915
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Chicago's Union Stock Yard was the meatpacking district for Chicago, Illinois. In 1864, a consortium of nine railroad companies purchased 320-acres of swamp land in southwest Chicago to build a new more efficient stockyard. The result was that Chicago's Union Stock Yard and Transit Company opened Christmas Day 1865. This collection consists of five postcards (one used) showing scenes from the Union Stock Yards.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1925-1935
Creator:
Royal Typewriter Company.,
Underwood Typewriter Company.,
Extent: 2 items
The Underwood Typewriter Company was founded in 1895 by John T. Underwood (1857-1937). The "No. 5" model was so successful it outsold all of its competitors combined for the first two decades of the twentieth century. The Royal Typewriter Company was founded in 1904 and began operating in 1906 in Brooklyn. By 1908 it had transferred to Hartford, Connecticut. One card features a photograph of a small image of an Underwood "No. 5" typewriter. The second one features a man posing with a Royal typewriter. (View full finding aid.)
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Typewriter trade cards
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Royal Typewriter Company., Underwood Typewriter Company.,
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1996.225
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2 items
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1925-1935
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The Underwood Typewriter Company was founded in 1895 by John T. Underwood (1857-1937). The "No. 5" model was so successful it outsold all of its competitors combined for the first two decades of the twentieth century. The Royal Typewriter Company was founded in 1904 and began operating in 1906 in Brooklyn. By 1908 it had transferred to Hartford, Connecticut. One card features a photograph of a small image of an Underwood "No. 5" typewriter. The second one features a man posing with a Royal typewriter.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1994
Creator:
Delaware. Department of Transportation.,
Extent: 32 images
These aerial photographs of the Tyler McConnell Bridge and ground views of the nearby area of Henry Clay Village, Delaware, including the Hagley Museum and Library's entrance, were commissioned by the State of Delaware Department of Transportation. The Tyler McConnell Bridge over the Brandywine River on Route 141 (Centre Road) opened in 1952. The area was documented when research began on building another bridge to replace the current two-lane bridge. There are also views of the Charles I. du Pont house. (View full finding aid.)
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Tyler McConnell Bridge and surrounding area aerial and ground photographs
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Delaware. Department of Transportation.,
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1994.259
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32 images
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1994
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These aerial photographs of the Tyler McConnell Bridge and ground views of the nearby area of Henry Clay Village, Delaware, including the Hagley Museum and Library's entrance, were commissioned by the State of Delaware Department of Transportation. The Tyler McConnell Bridge over the Brandywine River on Route 141 (Centre Road) opened in 1952. The area was documented when research began on building another bridge to replace the current two-lane bridge. There are also views of the Charles I. du Pont house.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1927
Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.,
Extent: 15 items
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the first common carrier railroad in the nation began operating in 1827. It spanned as far north as New York and as far west as St. Louis and Chicago. This is a small collection of souvenir postcards that were published for the The Fair of the Iron Horse, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's centenary exhibition and pageant of 1927. It was held near Baltimore, Maryland. (View full finding aid.)
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The Fair of the Iron Horse : Baltimore and Ohio Centenary Exhibition and Pageant souvenir postcards
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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.,
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1995.280
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15 items
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1927
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The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the first common carrier railroad in the nation began operating in 1827. It spanned as far north as New York and as far west as St. Louis and Chicago. This is a small collection of souvenir postcards that were published for the The Fair of the Iron Horse, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's centenary exhibition and pageant of 1927. It was held near Baltimore, Maryland.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
circa 1900
Creator:
Stonega Coke and Coal Company.,
Extent: 1 photographic prints
This photograph is of a coal camp in Stonega, Virginia built and operated by the Stonega Coke and Coal Company. The Stonega Coke & Coal Company was a typical large southern Appalachian bituminous coal producer with mines in Virginia and West Virginia. Coal operations and their associated towns, or coal camps, consisted of company-built houses, churches, schools, theatres, dance halls, and even graveyards. The company provided each camp with a doctor, nurse, and hospital. (View full finding aid.)
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Stonega, Virginia coal camp photograph
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Stonega Coke and Coal Company.,
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1994.251
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1 photographic prints
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circa 1900
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This photograph is of a coal camp in Stonega, Virginia built and operated by the Stonega Coke and Coal Company. The Stonega Coke & Coal Company was a typical large southern Appalachian bituminous coal producer with mines in Virginia and West Virginia. Coal operations and their associated towns, or coal camps, consisted of company-built houses, churches, schools, theatres, dance halls, and even graveyards. The company provided each camp with a doctor, nurse, and hospital.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1910-1989, bulk 1946-1985
Creator:
Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division.
Extent: 105 linear feet
The collection documents predecessor organizations to the Sperry Corporation, including the Remington Typewriter Company, the Rand Kardex Company, and the Sperry Gyroscope Company; the formation of the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation; the development of the UNIVAC brand under Remington Rand, Inc.; Philadelphia and St. Paul branches of the UNIVAC division; the UNIVAC manufacturing plant in Bristol, Tennessee; and Sperry divisions outside of UNIVAC, including Sperry Gyroscope Flight and Defense Systems, and Remington Rand office equipment. (View full finding aid.)
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Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials
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Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division.
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1985.261
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105 linear feet
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1910-1989, bulk 1946-1985
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The collection documents predecessor organizations to the Sperry Corporation, including the Remington Typewriter Company, the Rand Kardex Company, and the Sperry Gyroscope Company; the formation of the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation; the development of the UNIVAC brand under Remington Rand, Inc.; Philadelphia and St. Paul branches of the UNIVAC division; the UNIVAC manufacturing plant in Bristol, Tennessee; and Sperry divisions outside of UNIVAC, including Sperry Gyroscope Flight and Defense Systems, and Remington Rand office equipment.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1860-1985, bulk 1900-1983
Creator:
Radio Corporation of America. News and Information Department.
Extent: 37.25 linear feet
The RCA News and Information Department served a public affairs role for RCA corporate headquarters at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The collection contains photographs and negatives created or commissioned by RCA that document much of RCA’s history and activities. Many of the photographs were organized by the News and Information Department into subjects that cover the history of radio, television, communications, and consumer electronics, with a particular emphasis on RCA”s role in that history. Additional photographs are grouped by RCA division and document their specific achievements, with the RCA laboratories being especially prominent. This collection also contains a large number of photographic negatives that were taken by the public relations firm, Carl Byoir & Associates, which showcase many of RCA’s products, events, and facilities. (View full finding aid.)
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RCA News and Information Department photographs
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Radio Corporation of America. News and Information Department.
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2464.68
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37.25 linear feet
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1860-1985, bulk 1900-1983
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The RCA News and Information Department served a public affairs role for RCA corporate headquarters at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The collection contains photographs and negatives created or commissioned by RCA that document much of RCA’s history and activities. Many of the photographs were organized by the News and Information Department into subjects that cover the history of radio, television, communications, and consumer electronics, with a particular emphasis on RCA”s role in that history. Additional photographs are grouped by RCA division and document their specific achievements, with the RCA laboratories being especially prominent. This collection also contains a large number of photographic negatives that were taken by the public relations firm, Carl Byoir & Associates, which showcase many of RCA’s products, events, and facilities.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1926-1928
Creator:
Lowey, Raymond, 1893-1986
Extent: 78 items
Raymond Lowey (1893–1986) began his career in America as a fashion illustrator before moving into industrial design. These are reproductions of advertisements copied from Vogue magazine for Bonwit Teller, Saks Fifth Avenue, Delman Shoe Salon and I. Miller shoe stores, and Kayser textiles and hosiery. (View full finding aid.)
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Raymond Loewy fashion illustrations
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Lowey, Raymond, 1893-1986
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2001.232
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78 items
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1926-1928
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Raymond Lowey (1893–1986) began his career in America as a fashion illustrator before moving into industrial design. These are reproductions of advertisements copied from Vogue magazine for Bonwit Teller, Saks Fifth Avenue, Delman Shoe Salon and I. Miller shoe stores, and Kayser textiles and hosiery.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
circa 1929
Creator:
Otis Elevator Company,
Extent: 13 items
The Otis Elevator Company manufactures, installs and maintains elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Elisha Otis (1811-1861) founded the company in 1853 in New York. This collection consists of thirteen tear sheets of advertisements with sketched illustrations for Otis Elevator Company elevators (8) and escalators (5). The escalators are shown in five different styles for department stores installations. (View full finding aid.)
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Otis Elevator Company advertisements
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Otis Elevator Company,
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1993.238
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13 items
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circa 1929
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The Otis Elevator Company manufactures, installs and maintains elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Elisha Otis (1811-1861) founded the company in 1853 in New York. This collection consists of thirteen tear sheets of advertisements with sketched illustrations for Otis Elevator Company elevators (8) and escalators (5). The escalators are shown in five different styles for department stores installations.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1848-1907
Creator:
Canada Southern Railway Company.,
Cincinnati Northern Railroad Company.,
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad Company. ,
Cleveland and Toledo Railroad Company.,
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. ,
Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railway Company. ,
Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Rail Road Company.,
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway.,
Little Falls and Dolgeville Railroad Company.,
Mahoning Coal Railroad Company.,
McKeesport and Belle Vernon Railroad Company.,
Merchants Despatch Transportation Company.,
Michigan Central Railroad Company.,
Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Railroad Company.,
New York and Northern Railway Company.,
New York and Ottawa Railway Company.,
New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway Company.,
Niagara Falls Branch Railroad.,
Peoria and Eastern Railway Company.,
Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad Company.,
Ulster and Delaware Railroad Company.,
Utica and Schenectady Railroad Company.,
Wallkill Valley Railroad.,
Extent: 104 items
Historically, a stock certificate is a paper record of ownership in a company. Certain information is included on a stock certificate: number of share, identification number, a corporate seal, and signatures. This collection consists of predominantly unissued stock certificates for American railroad companies. There are also four certificates of tax free municipal bonds of the City of Philadelphia. (View full finding aid.)
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Miscellaneous (mostly railroad) stock certificates
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Canada Southern Railway Company., Cincinnati Northern Railroad Company., Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad Company. , Cleveland and Toledo Railroad Company., Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. , Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railway Company. , Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Rail Road Company., Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway., Little Falls and Dolgeville Railroad Company., Mahoning Coal Railroad Company., McKeesport and Belle Vernon Railroad Company., Merchants Despatch Transportation Company., Michigan Central Railroad Company., Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Railroad Company., New York and Northern Railway Company., New York and Ottawa Railway Company., New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway Company., Niagara Falls Branch Railroad., Peoria and Eastern Railway Company., Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad Company., Ulster and Delaware Railroad Company., Utica and Schenectady Railroad Company., Wallkill Valley Railroad.,
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1996.233
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104 items
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1848-1907
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Historically, a stock certificate is a paper record of ownership in a company. Certain information is included on a stock certificate: number of share, identification number, a corporate seal, and signatures. This collection consists of predominantly unissued stock certificates for American railroad companies. There are also four certificates of tax free municipal bonds of the City of Philadelphia.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
circa 1870
Creator:
McMullin, Samuel, b. 1819, photographer.
Extent: 1 image
McCullough Iron Company produced the first galvanized sheet iron in the United States, and then went on to produce charcoal blooms and iron bars. The Octoraro Rolling Mill was built in 1828, originally owned by Joseph Roman and purchased by McCullough & Co. in 1857. It operated until 1893. This item is a panoramic-type 19th century albumen photograph showing the town of Rowlandsville, Maryland, on Octoraro Creek in Cecil County. The iron-works may be in the distance, and the houses may be predominantly worker's housing. (View full finding aid.)
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McCullough Iron Company, Octoraro Works exterior photograph
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McMullin, Samuel, b. 1819, photographer.
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1971.MSS.713
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1 image
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circa 1870
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McCullough Iron Company produced the first galvanized sheet iron in the United States, and then went on to produce charcoal blooms and iron bars. The Octoraro Rolling Mill was built in 1828, originally owned by Joseph Roman and purchased by McCullough & Co. in 1857. It operated until 1893. This item is a panoramic-type 19th century albumen photograph showing the town of Rowlandsville, Maryland, on Octoraro Creek in Cecil County. The iron-works may be in the distance, and the houses may be predominantly worker's housing.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1974
Creator:
Aerolog Productions, Inc.; , Producer
International Business Machines Corporation.
Extent: 1 film reel
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) became a giant in the field of electronic data processing by the mid-1950s after having achieved great success in the punch-card tabulating machine business in the 1930s. This is a sales film for IBM about the history of information technology. (View full finding aid.)
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Link to the Future film
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Aerolog Productions, Inc.; , Producer International Business Machines Corporation.
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2014.254
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1 film reel
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1974
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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) became a giant in the field of electronic data processing by the mid-1950s after having achieved great success in the punch-card tabulating machine business in the 1930s. This is a sales film for IBM about the history of information technology.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
circa 1885
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Unknown.,
Extent: 1 photographic prints
Hardware stores sell household hardware for home improvement directly to customers. This is an image of the exterior of an unidentified hardware store. Three men are posed in front. (View full finding aid.)
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Hardware store photograph
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Unknown.,
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1997.264
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1 photographic prints
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circa 1885
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Hardware stores sell household hardware for home improvement directly to customers. This is an image of the exterior of an unidentified hardware store. Three men are posed in front.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1943-1948
Creator:
Hanford Engineer Works.,
Extent: 3 linear feet
The Hanford Engineer Works in Hanford, Washington, was constructed between 1943 and 1945 to create the plutonium 239 and uranium 235 used in the atomic weapons needed for World War II. Sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company acted as the prime contractor. This collection contains two captioned albums, one of the Medical Division between 1943 and 1945, and the other of Hanford Yuletide Carnival in 1943. The films are various format copies of "War construction in the desert", created to document the building and running of the Hanford Engineer Works. Also included is a film of African American workers dancing in one of the mess halls and a farewell party of DuPont executives in 1948. (View full finding aid.)
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E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Hanford Engineer Works photographs and films
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Hanford Engineer Works.,
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1974.389
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3 linear feet
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1943-1948
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The Hanford Engineer Works in Hanford, Washington, was constructed between 1943 and 1945 to create the plutonium 239 and uranium 235 used in the atomic weapons needed for World War II. Sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company acted as the prime contractor. This collection contains two captioned albums, one of the Medical Division between 1943 and 1945, and the other of Hanford Yuletide Carnival in 1943. The films are various format copies of "War construction in the desert", created to document the building and running of the Hanford Engineer Works. Also included is a film of African American workers dancing in one of the mess halls and a farewell party of DuPont executives in 1948.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1938-1989, undated
Creator:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Seaford Nylon Plant.
Extent: 1 linear feet
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. In 1939, the Seaford Plant was created by the DuPont Company near Seaford, Delaware to be the world’s first nylon plant. Dr. Wallace Hume Carothers (1896-1937) first produced Nylon at the DuPont Experimental Station in 1935. After determining that low-cost production was possible, the DuPont Company set out to build a plant to produce its first product, women's nylon hosiery. Seaford lost many of its first male employees to the war effort, but female workers oversaw the production of nylon for parachutes and B-29 bomber tires. After World War II, the plant was an important part of the DuPont Company’s textile fiber program. One of the production units was converted into a pilot plant in 1948 for “Fiber X”, later to be introduced as Dacron. In the mid-1980s, DuPont began downsizing at the plant and by 2003, sold its synthetic fiber division Invista, to Koch Industries, Inc. in a deal that included the Seaford plant. This collection documents nylon production at the DuPont Company Seaford plant in Seaford, Delaware. It contains photographs, negatives, pamphlets, two 16mm films and one VHS videocassette. The photographs and negatives document the exterior, employees, production of Nylon and miscellaneous activities at the Seaford plant and products created from nylon. The pamphlets were made by the DuPont Company and cover subjects such as world trade, research and pollution control. One pamphlet is specifically about the Seaford nylon plant. The film “Seaford Plant Start-Up” and film transfer on videocassette, document the opening of the plant on November 1, 1939 as well as some production when the plant opened on December 12, 1939. (View full finding aid.)
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DuPont Company Seaford Plant photographs and films
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Seaford Nylon Plant.
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1990.266
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1 linear feet
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1938-1989, undated
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. In 1939, the Seaford Plant was created by the DuPont Company near Seaford, Delaware to be the world’s first nylon plant. Dr. Wallace Hume Carothers (1896-1937) first produced Nylon at the DuPont Experimental Station in 1935. After determining that low-cost production was possible, the DuPont Company set out to build a plant to produce its first product, women's nylon hosiery. Seaford lost many of its first male employees to the war effort, but female workers oversaw the production of nylon for parachutes and B-29 bomber tires. After World War II, the plant was an important part of the DuPont Company’s textile fiber program. One of the production units was converted into a pilot plant in 1948 for “Fiber X”, later to be introduced as Dacron. In the mid-1980s, DuPont began downsizing at the plant and by 2003, sold its synthetic fiber division Invista, to Koch Industries, Inc. in a deal that included the Seaford plant. This collection documents nylon production at the DuPont Company Seaford plant in Seaford, Delaware. It contains photographs, negatives, pamphlets, two 16mm films and one VHS videocassette. The photographs and negatives document the exterior, employees, production of Nylon and miscellaneous activities at the Seaford plant and products created from nylon. The pamphlets were made by the DuPont Company and cover subjects such as world trade, research and pollution control. One pamphlet is specifically about the Seaford nylon plant. The film “Seaford Plant Start-Up” and film transfer on videocassette, document the opening of the plant on November 1, 1939 as well as some production when the plant opened on December 12, 1939.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1993
Creator:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Extent: 1 item
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Éleuthère Irénée Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. This item consists of two printed pieces: a Happy New Year 1993 greeting from Coley (P. Coleman) and Jake (James Coleman) du Pont and a reproduction of an Eagle gun powder label circa 1804. (View full finding aid.)
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DuPont Company circa 1804 Eagle gunpowder label reproduction
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
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1993.202
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Éleuthère Irénée Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. This item consists of two printed pieces: a Happy New Year 1993 greeting from Coley (P. Coleman) and Jake (James Coleman) du Pont and a reproduction of an Eagle gun powder label circa 1804.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1964-1975
Creator:
Wooten, Orlando, Photographer
Extent: 28 images
Orlando Wootten (1909-1997) was the photographer for the Salisbury (Maryland) Daily Times and Wicomico Historical Society. Collection consists of documentary views of three flour and feeds mills from the Delmarva area (View full finding aid.)
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Delmarva area flour and feed mills photographs
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Wooten, Orlando, Photographer
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1989.269
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28 images
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Orlando Wootten (1909-1997) was the photographer for the Salisbury (Maryland) Daily Times and Wicomico Historical Society. Collection consists of documentary views of three flour and feeds mills from the Delmarva area
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1954
Creator:
Adams, Charles, photographer.
Extent: 1 volume
Creed and Company Limited was originally founded as Creed, Bille & Company Limited by Frederick George Creed (1871-1957) and Harald Bille (1879-1916) in 1912 to manufacture and sell telegraphy equipment. In the early 1900s, Creed had invented several machines that facilitated the sending and receiving of Morse code messages. Much of Creed and Company's manufacturing capacity was in Croydon, London, England. These photographs show a group tour of the Creed and Company Limited plant in Croydon on October 14, 1954. (View full finding aid.)
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Creed and Company Limited manufacturing plant album
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Adams, Charles, photographer.
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2000.225
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1 volume
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1954
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Creed and Company Limited was originally founded as Creed, Bille & Company Limited by Frederick George Creed (1871-1957) and Harald Bille (1879-1916) in 1912 to manufacture and sell telegraphy equipment. In the early 1900s, Creed had invented several machines that facilitated the sending and receiving of Morse code messages. Much of Creed and Company's manufacturing capacity was in Croydon, London, England. These photographs show a group tour of the Creed and Company Limited plant in Croydon on October 14, 1954.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1939-1951
Creator:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
The Cavalcade of America was an anthology drama radio program which aired weekly from 1935 to 1953. The radio show was sponsored by the DuPont Company, a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The DuPont Company created the Cavalcade of America as a promotional tool. The collection consists of photographs relating to the Cavalcade of America radio show. The majority are views of rehearsals or live performances; actors and actresses, including numerous Hollywood celebrities such as Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, and Cary Grant; the DuPont Chorus; live audiences; and the production staff. (View full finding aid.)
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Cavalcade of America photographs
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
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1985.259
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1.5 linear feet
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The Cavalcade of America was an anthology drama radio program which aired weekly from 1935 to 1953. The radio show was sponsored by the DuPont Company, a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The DuPont Company created the Cavalcade of America as a promotional tool. The collection consists of photographs relating to the Cavalcade of America radio show. The majority are views of rehearsals or live performances; actors and actresses, including numerous Hollywood celebrities such as Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, and Cary Grant; the DuPont Chorus; live audiences; and the production staff.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1935-1953
Creator:
Durstine, Roy S., (Roy Sarles), 1866-1962;
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Extent: 90 linear feet
The Cavalcade of America was an anthology drama radio program which aired weekly from 1935 to 1953. The radio show was sponsored by the DuPont Company, a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The DuPont Company created the Cavalcade of America as a promotional tool. The program dramatized historical events focusing on individual stories of heroism, and occasionally presented a musical performance. This collection contains recordings of most of the show's episodes and consists of over 2,900 phonograph albums, approximately 500 sound tape reels, 6 sound cassettes and one scrapbook. (View full finding aid.)
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Cavalcade of America phonograph records
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Durstine, Roy S., (Roy Sarles), 1866-1962; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
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1968.001.G68
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90 linear feet
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1935-1953
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The Cavalcade of America was an anthology drama radio program which aired weekly from 1935 to 1953. The radio show was sponsored by the DuPont Company, a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The DuPont Company created the Cavalcade of America as a promotional tool. The program dramatized historical events focusing on individual stories of heroism, and occasionally presented a musical performance. This collection contains recordings of most of the show's episodes and consists of over 2,900 phonograph albums, approximately 500 sound tape reels, 6 sound cassettes and one scrapbook.
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Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department [Contact Us]
1916-1920
Creator:
Alexander Brothers, Inc.,
Purcell, William Gray, 1880-1965, Designer
Extent: 13 items
William Gray Purcell (1880-1965) was an architect who was hired by Alexander Brother's Leather Belting Company. In addition to architectural duties, Purcell acted as their advertising manager from 1916 to 1918. These colorful items in this collection were possibly covers designed for trade catalogs or publications. They are all copyrighted 1917, designed in a modern style, and may have been commissioned for the company's commemorative fiftieth anniversary that year. (View full finding aid.)
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Alexander Brothers Leather Company ephemera
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Alexander Brothers, Inc., Purcell, William Gray, 1880-1965, Designer
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1995.277
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13 items
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William Gray Purcell (1880-1965) was an architect who was hired by Alexander Brother's Leather Belting Company. In addition to architectural duties, Purcell acted as their advertising manager from 1916 to 1918. These colorful items in this collection were possibly covers designed for trade catalogs or publications. They are all copyrighted 1917, designed in a modern style, and may have been commissioned for the company's commemorative fiftieth anniversary that year.
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