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50 Year Employees.jpg
Photograph commemorates a dinner honoring a dozen long-time employees at the PKC. Their lengthy working life is notable both for its stamina--several of the jobs were physically taxing--and that it was all for the same employer.A typed annotation on…

CIO Handbill.jpg
This single-side document probably dates to a 1937 effort to unionize the Perry Knitting Co. employees. The Textile Workers Organizing Committee met considerable resistance from company management and some employees, who staged a "Loyalty Parade"…

Loyalty Parade 1.jpg
The four photographs here partially document a tense confrontation, during 1937, between the Perry Knitting Co. management and the Textile Workers Organizing Committee of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). Like any other factory, worker…

1937 Strike--Chamber of Commerce.jpg
Advertisement from Perry's Chamber of Commerce warns that a strike at the Perry Knitting Co. will disrupt economic stability for the entire town. At the time of this advertisement, the CIO was successfully unionizing Elam Shoe Co. and the Quality…

Wolcott--Day Laborers.jpg
The full title of this photograph is "Day laborers carrying sack of cotton from field to cotton house to be weighed, Marcella Plantation, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi." It was taken by a photographer hired by the Farm Security Administration during…
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