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  • Collection: Perry Knitting Co.

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From the Walnut St. bridge we see a 210 ft. smokestack, built in 1924 and eventually demolished in 1973. Next to it is the factory's power house and in the foreground is a circular cooling tower. An earlier plant, built in 1894, burned coal to power…

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Looking south down Hope St. toward Water St. we see several of the firm's buildings at some point during the 1950s, judging from parked cars. At left is Mill #3 and its yarn operations, then the PKC's main office building, with a flyover passage…

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According to the Rice Collection annotation, this photograph was "probably taken about 1920." This seems unlikely, given the configuration of brick buildings, wooden buildings, and a skyway visible at lower right. A more likely guess is that we're on…

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Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

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Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

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Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

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Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

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Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

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In 1940, the Selective Service and Training Act provided for America's first peacetime draft registration, applicable to all men ages 16 to 64. Initially it was to be for a period of twelve months, but after the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941…

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The Selective Service Act of 1917 was enacted on May 18 of that year. It required all males aged 18 to 30 years to register for military conscription; the first registration took place on June 5. Individuals who were employed in agriculture or…
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