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Photographic reproduction of a postcard showing PKC from the Walnut St. bridge. At right we see Mill #1, and to its left the power plant and smokestack. At left we see what is probably Mill #4 (built in 1900), before an additional Mill #5 was…

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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.

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

Honeoye Falls front.jpg
At the time of replacing this bridge where Main St. crosses Honeoye Creek, it was nearly 100 years old, having been constructed in the early 1830s of local quarry stone. It was the only crossing in that village, save for a ford upstream of Honeoye…

Geneseo Bridge front.jpg
At the time of this photograph wooden structure was at least 70 years old, having been constructed in 1830 by a Mt. Morris contractor named Russell Daboll. Its design was somewhat unusual in that wood was used even for the abutments upon which the…

Windsor Ferry front.jpg
Operating a ship named the "Windsor," the Charlotte and Summerville Ferry Company ran a service between those two towns located at the mouth of the Genesee River beginning at least in 1877. Passenger use climbed with trolley lines running along both…

Wellsville Refinery front.jpg
Town along the Genesee River has experienced the rise and fall of fortunes associated with extractive industries: initially lumber and tanning (using bark from hemlock trees), then the petroleum industry. In 1879 oil was discovered near…

Springwater front.jpg
From a hillside looking approximately southwest, view shows part of the watershed supplying Hemlock Lake and ultimately the city of Rochester, NY. At the time of this photograph the town's population would have been around 1,700 people, still…

Sea Breeze front.jpg
Overlooking Lake Ontario, this amusement park has remained in operation since its opening in 1879--making it America's fourth-oldest such operation. It originated as a trolly destination in an era without air conditioning; temperatures due to the…
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