• Photograph of the Old Hickory Village Firehall

    Firehall at the Old Hickory DuPont Gunpowder plant. Pictured are three vehicles, which are manned by seven individuals. To the left of the fire department is a small wooden time keeping hut. The fireh…

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  • Photograph of DuPont Gunpowder Plant employees

    Panoramic photograph of a large group of men standing and wearing mostly civilian clothes. Three in the middle are wearing uniforms. A Regular Army soldier is standing in the middle row, third from le…

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  • Photograph of female employees of the DuPont plant

    Black and white photograph of about 28 women who worked at the DuPont plant. All are dressed in similar mid-calf length dresses and have relaltively short hair. Hand written on the back "women who wor…

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  • Photograph of unidentified vats

    The photograph shows the interior of a long wooden building. A row of unidentified vats run the length of the floor. The scene is presumably at the Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant. In 1917, the US governm…

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  • Reemay sample from the DuPont Plant

    A sample or Reemay, a non-woven fabric of synthetic fiber devloped by DuPont and manufactured at the Old Hickory factory. The U.S. Army purchased thousands of acres in Hadley's Bend in 1917 for the cr…

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  • Photograph of a smokestack

    This photograph shows a smoke stack standing beside a street. The stack was part of the Old Hickory Chemical Company, allied with DuPont interests. The chemical company operated a plant that produced…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Rayon Plant

    This photograph depicts Plants One and Two of the DuPont Rayon Plant, with number one being on the right side of the picture. When number two was built the two plants were connected as they appear her…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant

    This photograph shows part of the industrial area at the DuPont Gunpowder plant. Located at a bend in the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tennessee, the plant was 93 % completed by the time of the Ar…

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  • Copy print of a man on a bulldozer at the abandoned Old Hickory Powder Plant

    This photograph from the 1950s shows a man standing on an abanonded bulldozer. In the background are the smokestacks from the 1917-1918 Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant. In 1917, the Army purchased thousan…

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  • Copy print photograph showing the DuPont Plant from the 1928 bridge

    This photograph was taken sometime after 1928 and shows the DuPont Plant in the right background. The 1928 bridge crossed the Cumberland River and connected Hadley's Bend (Old Hickory) with Madison, T…

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  • Photo of DuPont Gunpowder Plant

    Small oblong photograph portrays an industrial scene that includes a railroad, a smoke stack, and plant buildings. Written on backside is "Old Hickory Powder Plant / Dry area." Old Hickory was the hom…

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  • Photograph of factory power loom

    This indoor scene shows an enormous industrial loom. Munitions manufacturing ceased at the Old Hickory site after WWI, but DuPont built another plant for the manufacture of a cheaper newly invented te…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Gunpowder plant water intake

    Water intake for the Old Hickory plant on the Cumberland River. Panoramic photograph shows large wooden structures; the tall one at right has windows and an observation deck. A wooden shack sits at le…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Reeling Room

    Old Hickory was the location of a massive gunpowder plant operated for the US Army by the DuPont Corporation during WWI. The plant closed in 1919 but DuPont returned in the late 1920s and began making…

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  • Photograph of gunpowder plant ruins

    This photograph shows DuPont Gunpowder Plant ruins. The DuPont Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant produced smokeless gunpowder for the Allies during World War I. At the time of its contruction it was the lar…

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  • Photograph of gunpowder plant smokestacks

    This photograph shows eight smokestacks at the DuPont Old Hickory munitions factory. An unidentified building stands at front. The DuPont Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant produced smokeless powder during W…

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  • Photograph of a concrete foundation

    Reproduction sepia photograph of a large concrete foundation presumed to be at Old Hickory gunpowder plant. The DuPont Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant produced smokeless powder during World War I. The con…

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  • Photograph of the DuPont Gunpowder Plant

    This photograph from the 1950s shows two kids posing on an abandoned bulldozer in front of the smokestacks of the DuPont Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant. In 1917, the Army purchased thousands of acres in…

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  • Photograph of the DuPont Plant

    Black and white photograph showing a two story brick building consisting of the main structure with wings set at right angles oneither end. The building was part of the DuPont Powder Plant. A car dati…

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  • Photograph of Plant No. 2

    Black and white photograph showing the Plant 2 building of the DuPont Factory. A Ford Model T truck is parked in front. Some ivy has begun to grow on the side of the building. Old Hickory had been hom…

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