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Perry 1902--small.jpg
This is a hybrid map typical of its time. It embeds cartography--including street names, property and water rights ownership, sewage lines and fire hydrants--within an advertising framework. Taken altogether it provides a useful snapshot of the Perry…

Mill no 1 from East Side of Outlet.jpg
This photograph dates to a time after construction of Mill #3 and its smokestack (which is visible at the right side of photograph). From across the Silver Lake Outlet we see Mill #1 and the smaller Mill #2 that was added on. In its distinctive way,…

Borden Ave Bridge@2x.jpg
Rice Collection annotation reads: "Completion of the Borden Avenue bridge and opening up the new section of Perry. Notable are the signs for the Perry Herald and News and the public bathrooms, 1895."

Silver Lake Ice Co.png
According to the annotation on the back of this photograph, this is probably a rebuilt "Silver Lake Ice House -- Burned May 1892. Replaced by another which was torn down in 1925. North East shore of Silver Lake -- North of Perry Water Works on site…

Perry Bowling Center.jpg
This advertisement announces the opening of an unusual recreation venue. Beginning with its construction in 1917, a Ford dealership and garage had been located on Covington St., but by the late 1930s was planning to locate.In 1940 the Perry Rotary…

Global material flows .png
This graphic illustrates the product life cycle of the global clothing economy. It appears in a report created for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion's Future. Among the report's important points: virtually no…

Fiber Types@2x.png
Since World War II, the percentage of clothing that is made from plastics (such as polyester and rayon) has increased dramatically. As of 2016, approximately two-thirds of the fiber used is some form of plastic. This chart shows the relative…

NN Lullabies.1.jpg
Cover of a promotional 78 rpm record, created for the Perry Knitting Company's "Nitey Nite" line of children's sleepwear, features a photograph similar to its print advertising of the time. In the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle a local department…

2766.jpg
For many years, the Perry Knitting Co. had operated an informal store in Mill #1 that sold factory seconds at reduced prices. The 1950s saw creation of the company's own Nitey Nite brand sleepwear, and direct marketing of its products. A separate…
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