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Letter to Local Board #571 of the Selective Service System shows the President of Perry Knitting Co. attempting to secure as many deferments for his (male) employees as possible. In this case, he argues that women in the Cutting Room lack the…

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This appears to be a notarized copy of a letter by Perry Knitting Co. President George M. Trabor,Sr. on behalf of an employee named Albert Torrey. Torrey is identified as the chief engineer and electrician of the plant, and Trabor is arguing for a…

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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,…

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Postcard shows guests taking in the scenery at a popular hotel located next to the Silver Lake Railroad. Actually, it was the second Walker House, the first having burned down in 1857. That earlier hotel was operated by Artemus B. Walker, whose…

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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…

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

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…
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