• 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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  • Photograph of Old Hickory from Riverside Drive, Facing the Village

    To the far right of the picture is the dormitory that housed plant workers. One section of the building was for men, one for women, and the two were connected by a cafeteria and recreational hall and…

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  • Photograph of Old Hickory Village buildings

    Unidentified structures built as part of the Munitions Plant in Old Hickory. Located at a bend in the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tennessee, the plant was 93% completed by the time of the Armisti…

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  • Photograph of Old Hickory Village Post Office and Robinson's Grocey Store

    Post office and Robinson's Grocery store at the Old Hickory DuPont Gunpowder plant. The sign above the building reads: "All men at post office during unauthorized hours will be docked. 1st warning: 1…

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  • Photograph of Old Hickory Rayon Plant, employees picking up copies of "The Rayon Yarns."

    DuPont Rayon Plant employees picking up copies of the company newspaper, which was called "The Rayon Yarns." On May 12, 1940, the plant held a competition to determine the official name of the Old Hic…

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  • Photograph of Old Hickory Village and Industrial Area

    Two panoramic photographs depicting the Old Hickory village and industrial area at the DuPont Gunpowder plant. Located at a bend in the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tennessee, the plant was 93% co…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Village School Building

    The school was located on the corner of Hadley St. and Old Hickory Blvd., at the Old Hickory DuPont Gunpowder Plant. Built to house 1,000 students, this frame building burned soon after construction a…

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  • Photographic plate of 1918 Old Hickory Powder Plant

    A copper photographic plate of a building at the 1918 Old Hickory Powder Plant, possibly a dormitory. Written on the reverse: "Powder Plant / Old Hickory Apartment / Before '28' / Found Behind Stage O…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Munitions Plant with a farmer plowing

    The area of Hadley's Bend on the Cumberland River, approximately 11 miles from Nashville, was the home of the world's largest gunpowder plant during WWI. The US government purchased over 3,000 acres a…

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  • Photograph of DuPont Gunpowder Plant buildings

    This photograph shows Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant buildings: long rail shed (foreground), dormitories, and the cafeteria. YMCA buildings are visible in the background. The Army bought thousands of acr…

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