Perry Knitting Co., Castile Branch

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Title

Perry Knitting Co., Castile Branch

Description

Two men stand in front of a building that began operations in 1916 and, as of 1918, was producing 500 dozen garments every week. (Perry Herald 22 April 1936: 7; Perry Herald 23 March 1938: 7). The Knitting Co. had difficulties in attracting workers to Perry, and often had a standing advertisement for "Girls" in various newspapers. Local transportation was ineffective. Thus, by opening a factory in Castile (and later in Mt. Morris) the employment came to workers. As a branch factory the Castile plant was susceptible to reduced hours (1924) or closings during economic slowdowns (1920).

It's not clear whether the photograph's iris effect was intentional.

Publisher

Perry, NY Public Library

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Clark Rice Photography Collection

Format

jpeg, 2 MB

Type

Still image

Identifier

7063

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

10 x 8 in.