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Mill no 1 from East Side of Outlet.jpg
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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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…

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Silver Lake Outlet Creek behind the Perry Knitting Co. on a snowy day. Discarded tire left in the creek. According to the annotation, 14 different mills utilized this stream at one point. The Perry Knitting Co. purchased the water rights to the…

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The Clark Rice Photography Annotation states, "Outlet under Main St., probably about 1910." This outlet is located on Main St. right next to The Perry Knitting Co.

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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 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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Celebrating its 75th year of operation, the largest employer invited Perry townspeople for a two-hour tour of its facilities, during which 1,000 employers were at work to demonstrate the machines. There were refreshments and live flamingos. This…

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

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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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