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Although the content of this letter is of historical interest--a letter to Hon. F. P. Stevens--it's included here for its somewhat idealized representation of the Perry Knitting Co.

At the time company officers are: M.H. Olin, President; W.H.…

This photo is taken by M. M. Crocker of the village of Perry from up on a hill. The Rice Collection annotation dates it to about 1875, referring us to Crocker’s notation on back of print: "View of Perry from the hill South Eastern part of the village…

This photograph, taken by Clark Rice, is a bit surreal. It shows a display created for windows of the Rockwell-Perry department store, located at the corner of Main St. and Borden Ave. The theme was "Nitey Nite Songbirds" and was promoted in the…

Located along the Silver Lake Outlet near the town of Perry, NY, this photograph of early milling operation shows seven people posing--two of them young boys. A caption on reverse side reads: "Silver Lake Mills--before being steam powered. George…

Dozens of women create what are probably items of Nitey-Nite sleepwear at the Perry Knitting Co.

We look down upon the factory located alongside Silver Lake Outlet. Mill No. 1 is next to the smokestack, with Mill No. alongside. In the near foreground, on Elm Street, are Mills No. 4 and 5 (which later burned down in 1970). Behind them is the…

Boy and girl are posed, with a scene-stealing dog, wearing Nitey Nite pajamas for promotional photo whose proposed tagline is inked on print.

Clark Rice writes: "Another Nitey-Nite pajama picture. Not all these prints would have been used in their…

From the annotated description reads: "Print showing the Perry Knitting Mill taken by the new metal bridge on Walnut Street, made from an original glass plate, probably about 1910." The iron span was constructed in 1902 by the Owego Bridge Company,…

From the annotated description: "Print showing the Perry Knitting Mill that Clark notes as being Mill # 1, water powered, date taken unknown."

The building in the background, Cataract Custom Mill, was located just downstream from Mill #1 and…

From the annotated description: "The Sedam operation at the former Perry Knitting Company site, probably about 1989." Sedam Tire is a company still providing service for vehicles and agricultural equipment, albeit not at this site.
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