• 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
123Next