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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…

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…

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…

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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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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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