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  • What Penmans Offer You, 1923
    TextImagecomment       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 ...
    TextImagecomment     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 ...
  • Penmans Imported Help Book No. 1, 1912-13
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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 - ...
  • Penmans Imported Help Fares paid in 1910
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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 - ...
  • Penmans Imported Help Fares paid in 1910, book 2
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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 - ...
  • Penmans Immigration Fare Repayment Agreement for Sarah Speed, 1913
    Text       In this 1913 contract, Sarah Speed agrees to repay her transportation fare from England to Penmans Limited. At the time, Penmans solicited workers from across Canada and in England, and paid for their immigration costs. The cost was treated as a loan and was expected to be repaid from the ...
    Text     In this 1913 contract, Sarah Speed agrees to repay her transportation fare from England to Penmans Limited. At the time, Penmans solicited workers from across Canada and in England, and ...
  • Penmans "Pen Angle" Mirror and Medallion
    ImageText       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 ...
    ImageText     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 ...
  • Penmans Imported Help Memos
    Textcomment       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 ...
    Textcomment     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 ...
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