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  • Photograph of Penman's Workers Cottage on Willow Street in Paris
    Image       This is a photograph of 28 and 30 Willow Street in Paris, Ontario. This semi-attached home was one of the workman's cottages built by John Penman for workers of the Penman's Mill in 1916. The cottages are symmetrical redbrick dwellings with front verandahs. Notice the dormer with a hipped roof ...
    Image     This is a photograph of 28 and 30 Willow Street in Paris, Ontario. This semi-attached home was one of the workman's cottages built by John Penman for workers of the ...
  • Mt Vernon Mill
    ImageTextmysterycomment       on the creek MT VERNON MILL
    ImageTextmysterycomment     on the creek MT VERNON MILL
  • Penmans Flats Mills Engine Room, c. 1912
    Image       This photograph depicts the carding room at one of the Paris mills operated by the Penmans Limited clothing company, c. 1912.
    Image     This photograph depicts the carding room at one of the Paris mills operated by the Penmans Limited clothing company, c. 1912.
  • Penmans No. 2 Mill seen from Mill-Race, 1922
    Image       This photograph depicts the Penmans Limited No. 2 mill, once located on Willow Street. It appears to have been taken from the nearby Dundas St. bridge. The photo was donated to the museum by Margaret Bailey in June 1990.
    Image     This photograph depicts the Penmans Limited No. 2 mill, once located on Willow Street. It appears to have been taken from the nearby Dundas St. bridge. The photo was donated ...
  • Penmans #5 Truck, c. 1920s
    Image       This photograph shows a truck bearing the "Penmans Ltd No. 5" text, c. 1920s. Two men and a woman are in the seats.
    Image     This photograph shows a truck bearing the "Penmans Ltd No. 5" text, c. 1920s. Two men and a woman are in the seats.
  • Penmans #1 from the Street, c. 1930s
    Image       This photograph shows the Penmans #1 mill buildings, c. 1930s.
    Image     This photograph shows the Penmans #1 mill buildings, c. 1930s.
  • Unidentified Saw Mill
    ImageTextmysterycomment       [Percy Postill] [illegible]
    ImageTextmysterycomment     [Percy Postill] [illegible]
  • Paris-Burford Rough Riders in front of Roller Mills
    Image       (On original matting) ROUGH RIDERS In front of Meldrum's mill, where the great fire broke out in 1900.
    Image     (On original matting) ROUGH RIDERS In front of Meldrum's mill, where the great fire broke out in 1900.
  • Furnaces and Boilers in Penmans Power House
    Image       This photograph shows an employee standing by the furnaces and boilers in one of the Penmans Limited clothing company's mills, probably in Paris in the early 20th century.
    Image     This photograph shows an employee standing by the furnaces and boilers in one of the Penmans Limited clothing company's mills, probably in Paris in the early 20th century.
  • Norman Hamilton Account Book, 1850-1874
    TextImage       This account book, or ledger, documents the business of Norman Hamilton, one of the earliest prominent businessmen in Paris alongside Hiram Capron. Hamilton operated a grist-mill, plaster mill, and a booming whiskey business. His business affairs are documented in this ledger. Its contents span the years from 1850 through 1874. ...
    TextImage     This account book, or ledger, documents the business of Norman Hamilton, one of the earliest prominent businessmen in Paris alongside Hiram Capron. Hamilton operated a grist-mill, plaster mill, and a ...
  • Penmans No. 1 Mill, 1905
    Image       This 1905 photograph depicts the Penmans Limited No. 1 mill. The distinctive tower on the northernmost building is clearly visible.
    Image     This 1905 photograph depicts the Penmans Limited No. 1 mill. The distinctive tower on the northernmost building is clearly visible.
  • Penmans No. 2 Mill seen from Mill-Race, 1922
    Image       This photograph depicts the Penmans Limited No. 2 mill, once located on Willow Street. It was taken from across the mill-race, which no longer exists. The photo was donated to the museum by Margaret Bailey in June 1990.
    Image     This photograph depicts the Penmans Limited No. 2 mill, once located on Willow Street. It was taken from across the mill-race, which no longer exists. The photo was donated to ...
  • Employees outside Penmans No. 2 Mill, early 1900s
    Image       This photograph depicts a group of employees outside the Penmans No. 2 mill, in what appears to be the early 20th century. It was donated to the museum by Richard Thomson.
    Image     This photograph depicts a group of employees outside the Penmans No. 2 mill, in what appears to be the early 20th century. It was donated to the museum by Richard ...
  • View of Norman Hamilton's Mill at Foot of Broadway Street, c. 1878
    Image       This photograph shows a view of the section of Paris at the foot of Broadway Street and surrounding areas. The mill belonging to Norman Hamilton is visible to the far right. This image was printed on page 63 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. ...
    Image     This photograph shows a view of the section of Paris at the foot of Broadway Street and surrounding areas. The mill belonging to Norman Hamilton is visible to the far ...
  • Distillery Hill and Wincey Mill, Paris, c. 1900
    Image       This photograph shows the Wincey Mill on the Nith River and Distillery Hill - the part of Paris surrounding Norman Hamilton's distillery. This image was printed on the eighth page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.
    Image     This photograph shows the Wincey Mill on the Nith River and Distillery Hill - the part of Paris surrounding Norman Hamilton's distillery. This image was printed on the eighth page ...
  • Penmans #1 Hosiery Finishing Room, c. 1912
    Image       This photograph shows the hosiery finishing room in the Penmans Limited clothing company's #1 mill, c. 1912. This room was nicknamed the "Black Room" in 1912 because most of the items were dyed black.
    Image     This photograph shows the hosiery finishing room in the Penmans Limited clothing company's #1 mill, c. 1912. This room was nicknamed the "Black Room" in 1912 because most of the ...
  • Penmans Power House, #9 Mill, c. 1935
    Image       This photograph shows the power house at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #9 mill, c. 1935.
    Image     This photograph shows the power house at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #9 mill, c. 1935.
  • Penmans #2 and #3 Mills, c. 1912
    Image       This photograph shows the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 and #3 mills, which once stood on Willow Street, c. 1912. Note the street railway tracks in the foreground, and the gated bridge. This photo was donated to the museum by Bill Labron in March of 1990.
    Image     This photograph shows the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 and #3 mills, which once stood on Willow Street, c. 1912. Note the street railway tracks in the foreground, and the ...
  • Penmans Underwear Cutting Room, #2 Mill, c. 1935
    Image       This photograph shows the underwear cutting room at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 mill, c. 1935.
    Image     This photograph shows the underwear cutting room at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 mill, c. 1935.
  • Penmans #2 Yarn Winding Room, early 20th c.
    Image       This photograph depicts the yarn winding room at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 mill in the early 20th century.
    Image     This photograph depicts the yarn winding room at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 mill in the early 20th century.
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