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  • Penmans Imported Help Memos
        These two memos were created by the Penmans Limited clothing company pertaining to its immigrant workers. Through much of the 20th century, Penmans solicited employees in parts of England and Canada and aided them in immigrating to Canada to work at the Paris mills. While Penmans would pay for their ...
      These two memos were created by the Penmans Limited clothing company pertaining ...
  • Penmans "Pen Angle" Mirror and Medallion
        These two artifacts are advertising materials for the Penmans Limited clothing company prominently featuring their "Pen Angle" logo and trademark. The first item is a miniature mirror, approximately two inches wide; it strongly resembles a pin, but the back contains a mirror surface instead. It reads "Happy Reflections are caused ...
      These two artifacts are advertising materials for the Penmans Limited clothing company ...
  • Penmans Advertising Workbook
        [Cover] Trade Mark Pen Angle Penmans - Warranteed High Grade Knit Goods Penmans KNITTED WEAR UNDERWEAR HOSIERY BATHING SUITS OUTERWARE [Inside front cover] "SMART FOR SCHOOL AND PLAY" Admiring glances fall their way When they look smart for school and play Those smooth, expensive looking clothes Are Penmans sweaters, socks ...
      [Cover] Trade Mark Pen Angle Penmans - Warranteed High Grade Knit Goods ...
  • Penmans Imported Help Fares paid in 1910
        This book documents the immigration costs for some of Penmans Limited's immigrant workers in 1910. For much of the early 20th century, Penmans actively solicited workers - primarily women - in England and throughout Canada and assisted them in immigrating to Canada in order to work in the Penmans clothing ...
      This book documents the immigration costs for some of Penmans Limited's immigrant ...
  • Penmans Imported Help Fares paid in 1910, book 2
        This book documents the immigration costs for some of Penmans Limited's immigrant workers in 1910. For much of the early 20th century, Penmans actively solicited workers - primarily women - in England and throughout Canada and assisted them in immigrating to Canada in order to work in the Penmans clothing ...
      This book documents the immigration costs for some of Penmans Limited's immigrant ...
  • Harold Penman Smith speaking about John Penman at Paris Presbyterian Church, May 25, 1986
        This talk about the life of John Penman was given by his grand-nephew, Harold Penman Smith, at Paris Presbyterian Church on May 25, 1986. The full size version of the photo of John Penman used as an illustration can be seen by clicking following the link below the photo.
      This talk about the life of John Penman was given by his ...
  • What Penmans Offer You, 1923
        This 1923 pamphlet was created in order to attract workers to Paris in order to work for the Penmans Limited knitting mill. At this time, Penmans advertised and recruited widely in order to attract workers, primarily, women, from Canada and from Great Britain, whom they would bring to Paris in ...
      This 1923 pamphlet was created in order to attract workers to Paris ...
  • Penmans Imported Help Book No. 1, 1912-13
        This book documents the immigration costs for some of Penmans Limited's immigrant workers in 1912-13. For much of the early 20th century, Penmans actively solicited workers - primarily women - in England and throughout Canada and assisted them in immigrating to Canada in order to work in the Penmans clothing ...
      This book documents the immigration costs for some of Penmans Limited's immigrant ...
  • 1927 Penmans Advertising Display, Ottawa
        This 1927 advertising display shows the goods of the Penmans and Watson's clothing companies. According to the back of the photo, the display was in Ottawa. The signs in the background read (left) OTTAWA SHOW ROOM 38 BANK ST. [illegible] H.H.W. Nesbitt (right) This MERCHANDISE is sold at All First ...
      This 1927 advertising display shows the goods of the Penmans and Watson's ...
  • 1927 Penmans Advertising Display, London
        This 1927 advertising display shows the goods of the Penmans and Watson's clothing companies. According to the back of the photo, the display was in London. The signs in the bottom reads: London Show Room Room 19 Ashplant Bldg. Carling St. [illegible] C.B. LAUR [illegible] 2260
      This 1927 advertising display shows the goods of the Penmans and Watson's ...
  • 1932 Penmans Process Exhibit, Toronto Canadian National Exhibition
        The back contains a stamp reading THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS MADE BY PRINGLE & BOOTH LIMITED 195 GEORGE ST. - - TORONTO DUPLICATES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME
      The back contains a stamp reading THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS MADE BY PRINGLE ...
  • 1931 Penmans Process Exhibit, Toronto Canadian National Exhibition
        This photograph shows the Penmans Limited clothing company's exhibit at the Toronto Canadian National Exhibition in September 1931. It shows the process of clothes making, with knitting machinery set up alongside raw materials and completed products. A photo of the next year's process exhibit is also available, and can be ...
      This photograph shows the Penmans Limited clothing company's exhibit at the Toronto ...
  • 1931 Penmans Clothing Exhibit, British Empire Trade Fair, Buenos Aires, Argentina
        The back contains a stamp reading MOREAU FOTÓGRAFO NAHUEL HUAFI 4531 U.T. 51, URQUIZA 595
      The back contains a stamp reading MOREAU FOTÓGRAFO NAHUEL HUAFI 4531 U.T. ...
  • 1927 Penmans Clothing Display, Sherbrooke
        The back contains a stamp reading [illegible] SEARS STUDIO SHERBROOKE
      The back contains a stamp reading [illegible] SEARS STUDIO SHERBROOKE
  • 1930 Penmans Display at the National Produced in Canada Exhibition, Montreal
        The back contains a stamp reading PHOTOGRAPH BY BATTEN LIMITED 455 Craig St. West, Montreal LANCASTER 7221 Reference No
      The back contains a stamp reading PHOTOGRAPH BY BATTEN LIMITED 455 Craig ...
  • 1911 pamphlet advertising Penmans Union Suit with Closed Crotch
        This small pamphlet is advertising the Penmans Limited union suit, patented in early 1911. Its apparent innovation was the introduction of a closed crotch.
      This small pamphlet is advertising the Penmans Limited union suit, patented in ...
  • Penmans Sweater Coats Catalogue for 1911
        This 1911 catalogue details some of the sweater coats available from the Penmans Limited clothing company in that year. Every coat includes a full photograph or illustration.
      This 1911 catalogue details some of the sweater coats available from the ...
  • 1906 Penmans Underwear Advertisement
        This 1906 advertisement displays the Penmans Limited clothing company's line of underwear for 1906.
      This 1906 advertisement displays the Penmans Limited clothing company's line of underwear ...
  • 1902 Penmans Underwear no. 95 Series Advertisement
        This 1902 advertisement touts the virtues of the 1902 line of underwear in the Penmans Limited clothing company's no. 95 series.
      This 1902 advertisement touts the virtues of the 1902 line of underwear ...
  • 1926 Penmans display at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto
        The obscured photographer's stamp on the back reads: PHOTO [illegible] LEGGE BROS. & [illegible] ENGRAVERS 10 ST. PATRICK St., Toronto
      The obscured photographer's stamp on the back reads: PHOTO [illegible] LEGGE BROS. ...
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