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8 x 10 picture of the lunch room at the Perry Knitting Company. Clark notes it as a cafeteria, probably taken with flash powder as this time preceded the use of flash bulbs.

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Wintertime at the Perry Knitting Company after the heating plant had been torn down, taken from Walnut Street, showing the part of the mill that had burned down.

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Picture showing one of the many machines that I could have been used in dying the yarn prior to the material being manufactured by the Perry Knitting Company.

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Picture depicts the machinery used in the manufacturing of cloth at the Perry Knitting Co. Pictures could have also been take after the decision to close Perry Knitting Company was reached. Clark was hired to take pictures of the equipment that was…

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The Rice Collection annotation reads: "On June 8, 1937 the closest that the Perry Knitting Mill came in a brush with the unions who were organizing. Their organizing was dispensed when suddenly a group of farmers (?) with pitchforks appeared and…

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Women and men eating lunch at the Perry Knitting Company cafeteria, which was located on the second floor of the Main Office building. The photograph appears to have been taken in natural light, leading to some slight blurring of the people. The mill…

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A different print of the Perry Knitting Company cafeteria, notable is the Victrola with a record in place and someone at the piano who appears to be playing. Apparently, they had music with their lunch. This was taken in the early 1920’s.

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Kate Pidgeon was a secretary in the mill offices for many years. This is when they had a party for her birthday and Father Sexton, the priest of the Church where Kate attended, was also there. I am not sure whether this was taken at the mill or…

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Another print of machinery used in the processing of the cotton at Perry Knitting Company.

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These machines were utilized to put the thread on bobbins at the Perry Knitting Company.
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