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Du Pont Powder Company

Du Pont Powder Company Advertising Horse-Drawn
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Stock #: 565015
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Postmark: 1914 Jan-1
PM City: Saegerstown
PM State: Pa.
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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“In 1813, a wagon train under military escort, carried Du Pont Powder from Brandywine Mills near Wilmington Del., to Commodore Perry at Erie, Pa. This was the powder with which Perry won his famous fight. Now, a hundred years later, the Du Pont Powder Company is sending over the same route, a reproduction of the famous wagon train, which will deliver Du Pont powder to Commodore Perry’s original battleship, “The Niagara”, which has been raised and restored for the centenary celebration. This picture was taken July 4th – 1913 as powder train was leaving the Saegertown Inn, where they had stopped for dinner as the guests of Frank M. Fox, the proprietor.”