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Charles Copeland (1867-1944) was Secretary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1921 to 1935. He also served on the Board of Directors from 1921 to 1942. This small collection primarily consists of scenic views of the Hagley property. The collection has been organized into three series: Brandywine and Hagley areas of Copeland estate; Rolling wheels, and Pierre Gentieu prints.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
The Chamber of Commerce of the United States is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. This collection contains photographs, negatives, slides, digital images, sound recordings, videos, and films that document the history of the Chamber from its founding to the 21st century. The materials provide a record not only of the activities of the Chamber but also of the political landscape surrounding key issues related to business. The collection focuses on the legislation, regulations, and litigation impacting the economy, immigration reform, pensions, health care, trade, Social Security, air quality, global warming, workplace safety, and taxes, as well as major industries such as energy, aviation, automobiles, agriculture, transportation,mining, shipping, and technology.
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This series consists of selected recordings of William Pahlmann's appearances on radio and television shows, part of his ongoing efforts to promote his own work and spread his design ideas to a wider audience.
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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945), known as N.C. Wyeth was one of America's foremost illustrators and painters. This poster shows a figure in the center holding up a torch. A pageant of historically costumed figures surrounds her with a log cabin on the left and a modern city on the right.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
This series defines the extensive publicity and public relations activities of William C. Pahlmann and William Pahlmann Associates.
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William Herman Rau (1855-1920) was a prominent photographer and native Philadelphian, best known for his work documenting the development of American railroads. This collection consists of glass plate negatives and photographic copy prints which were made directly from the negatives, many of which were taken by Rau. The images are of steam locomotives from various railroads, including the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Reading Railroad, Atlantic City Railroad, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Pennsylvania Railroad, B. & O. Railroad, and the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.
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World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is a paper-bound scrapbook with empty pages.
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Helen Baker Cushman, the daughter of Westinghouse vice president Ivan F. Baker, ran a business history consulting service in Westfield, N.J., under the style of H.M. Baker Associates. In the course of conducting her business, Mrs. Cushman collected a wide variety of business publications, trade cards, ephemera, and other memorabilia with special emphais on world expositions. She also assembled her own general picture archive for use in her business.
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The collection consists of photographs taken during the first years of the United States Post Office Department air mail service. Many of these photographs are portraits of individual air mail service pilots. The first use of air mail in the United States occurred in September, 1911, while the first air mail route from Washington to New York via Philadelphia started in 1918. A transcontinental route was established by 1920. In 1925 the government transitioned out of the air mail business with the passage of the Kelly Air Mail Act, which called for commericial airlines to bid on air mail routes established by the Post Office.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
The Philadelphia, Easton and Water-Gap Railroad Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania on April 6, 1852, and renamed the North Pennsylvania Railroad Company on October 3, 1853. Their records consist of basic corporate records such as minute books, annual reports, account books and statements.