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  • Tags: Perry, NY

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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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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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According to the annotated list, this photograph was taken after the last major fire at the PKC site. We're probably looking at Mill #4, located at Walnut and Water Streets.

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This photograph suggests how nearby the PKC operation was to residential housing and to surrounding agricultural fields. We see the smokestack of its power plant next to the Walnut St. bridge.

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This postcard is in poor condition but offers a distinctive view on the Seaming Room and its many employees.

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A postcard in poor condition yields a rare look at the final stage of manufacturing undergarments. Located in Mill #4, finished goods were first inspected, then ironed and packaged for delivery worldwide. The image has been lightly edited to minimize…

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The annotation reads: "Lunch room at the Perry Knitting Company, shows personnel eating, Victoria [sic] on the left side of print with piano. Also shows American Flag and buffet line, about 1919." It appears there is some discomfort in being…

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In this photograph we see groups of employees sitting together at tables that do not seem as segregated by gender and position at the mill. Men wearing ties sometimes sit with women who appear to work at sewing machines. Rice Collection annotation…

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The Rice Collection annotation reads: "Aerial view of Perry with Silver Lake in the background, probably taken in 1953 to 1955. Perry Knitting Company is still intact. The new high school has been built . This was taken for a Chamber of Commerce big…

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From across the Silver Lake Outlet this postcard shows several of PKC's structures in the early 1900s. At the front are Mills #1 and 2, with a smokestack to the left of them. A smokestack to the right marks the engine house for Mill #3.

The…
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