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  • Penmans Machine Shop Staff outside Mill, c. late 1920s/early 1930s
    Penmans Machine Shop Staff outside Mill, c. late 1920s/early 1930s
    imagemysterycomment  [ca. 1920 or 1930]     This undated photograph depicts a group of machine shop employees outside one of the Penmans Limited clothing company's mills. It was donated to the museum by Mrs. Ames.Some of the men in this photo are: Pat Cavan (second from left, top row); Roy Stevenson (far right, top row); Len Barnes, ...
    imagemysterycomment  [ca. 1920 or 1930]   This undated photograph depicts a group of machine shop employees outside one of the Penmans Limited clothing company's mills. It was donated to the museum by Mrs. Ames.Some of the ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Penmans "Pen Angle" Mirror and Medallion
    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 by ...
    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; ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Penmans Advertising Workbook
    Penmans Advertising Workbook
    imagetext       [Cover]Trade MarkPen AnglePenmans - Warranteed High Grade Knit GoodsPenmansKNITTED WEARUNDERWEARHOSIERYBATHING SUITSOUTERWARE[Inside front cover]"SMART FOR SCHOOLAND PLAY"Admiring glances fall their wayWhen they look smart for school and playThose smooth, expensive looking clothesAre Penmans sweaters, socks and hose.They need a fresh supplyYou'll find the cost not too highSmart Penmans garments long endureSo ...
    imagetext     [Cover]Trade MarkPen AnglePenmans - Warranteed High Grade Knit GoodsPenmansKNITTED WEARUNDERWEARHOSIERYBATHING SUITSOUTERWARE[Inside front cover]"SMART FOR SCHOOLAND PLAY"Admiring glances fall their wayWhen they look smart for school and playThose smooth, expensive looking ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • What Penmans Offer You, 1923
    What Penmans Offer You, 1923
    textimagecomment  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 ...
    textimagecomment  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 ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1927 Penmans Advertising Display, Ottawa
    1927 Penmans Advertising Display, Ottawa
    image  1927     While the company's official name at this time was "Penmans Limited", there were inconsistencies in the spelling; "Penman", "Penmans" and "Penman's" were all used interchangeably, though "Penmans" was most common. Signs in this photo use both "Penmans" and "Penman's".
    image  1927   While the company's official name at this time was "Penmans Limited", there were inconsistencies in the spelling; "Penman", "Penmans" and "Penman's" were all used interchangeably, though "Penmans" was most common. ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1927 Penmans Advertising Display, London
    1927 Penmans Advertising Display, London
    image  1927     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:LondonShow RoomRoom 19Ashplant Bldg.Carling St.[illegible] C.B. LAUR[illegible] 2260
    image  1927   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 ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1932 Penmans Process Exhibit, Toronto Canadian National Exhibition
    1932 Penmans Process Exhibit, Toronto Canadian National Exhibition
    image  1932     The back contains a stamp readingTHIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS MADE BYPRINGLEBOOTH LIMITED195 GEORGE ST. - - TORONTODUPLICATES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME
    image  1932   The back contains a stamp readingTHIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS MADE BYPRINGLEBOOTH LIMITED195 GEORGE ST. - - TORONTODUPLICATES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1931 Penmans Process Exhibit, Toronto Canadian National Exhibition
    1931 Penmans Process Exhibit, Toronto Canadian National Exhibition
    image  1931     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 seen ...
    image  1931   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 ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1927 Penmans Clothing Display, Sherbrooke
    1927 Penmans Clothing Display, Sherbrooke
    image  1927     The back contains a stamp reading[illegible]SEARSSTUDIOSHERBROOKE
    image  1927   The back contains a stamp reading[illegible]SEARSSTUDIOSHERBROOKE
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1930 Penmans Display at the National Produced in Canada Exhibition, Montreal
    1930 Penmans Display at the National Produced in Canada Exhibition, Montreal
    image  1930     The back contains a stamp readingPHOTOGRAPH BYBATTEN LIMITED455 Craig St. West, MontrealLANCASTER 7221Reference No ____________
    image  1930   The back contains a stamp readingPHOTOGRAPH BYBATTEN LIMITED455 Craig St. West, MontrealLANCASTER 7221Reference No ____________
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Penmans Sweater Coats Catalogue for 1911
    Penmans Sweater Coats Catalogue for 1911
    textimage  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.
    textimage  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.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1906 Penmans Underwear Advertisement
    1906 Penmans Underwear Advertisement
    textimage  1906     This 1906 advertisement displays the Penmans Limited clothing company's line of underwear for 1906.
    textimage  1906   This 1906 advertisement displays the Penmans Limited clothing company's line of underwear for 1906.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1902 Penmans Underwear no. 95 Series Advertisement
    1902 Penmans Underwear no. 95 Series Advertisement
    textimage  1902     This 1902 advertisement touts the virtues of the 1902 line of underwear in the Penmans Limited clothing company's no. 95 series.
    textimage  1902   This 1902 advertisement touts the virtues of the 1902 line of underwear in the Penmans Limited clothing company's no. 95 series.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1926 Penmans display at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto
    1926 Penmans display at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto
    image  1926     The obscured photographer's stamp on the back reads:PHOTO [illegible]LEGGE BROS.[illegible]ENGRAVERS10 ST. PATRICK St., Toronto
    image  1926   The obscured photographer's stamp on the back reads:PHOTO [illegible]LEGGE BROS.[illegible]ENGRAVERS10 ST. PATRICK St., Toronto
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Penmans No. 1 Employee Picnic, 1924
    Penmans No. 1 Employee Picnic, 1924
    imagetextmysterycomment  9 Aug 1924     PENMAN's No.I PICNIC - AUG.9 th. 1924.
    imagetextmysterycomment  9 Aug 1924   PENMAN's No.I PICNIC - AUG.9 th. 1924.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Employees outside the Penmans Willow Street Factory, early 20th century
    Employees outside the Penmans Willow Street Factory, early 20th century
    imagetextmystery  [ca. 1900]     This early 20th century photograph depicts a group of employees outside the Willow St. factory of the Penmans Limited clothing company.This photo is Zoomify enabled! Click on the photo to zoom in and pan around so that you can see more details.
    imagetextmystery  [ca. 1900]   This early 20th century photograph depicts a group of employees outside the Willow St. factory of the Penmans Limited clothing company.This photo is Zoomify enabled! Click on the photo to ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Postcard depicting Penmans No. 1 Mill, c. early 20th century
    Postcard depicting Penmans No. 1 Mill, c. early 20th century
    imagetext  [ca. 1900]     Penman's No. 1 Mill, Paris, Ont.
    imagetext  [ca. 1900]   Penman's No. 1 Mill, Paris, Ont.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Postcard depicting Penman driving across the William St. Bridge, c. early 20th century
    Postcard depicting Penman driving across the William St. Bridge, c. early 20th century
    imagetext  [ca. 1900]     WILLIAM ST. BRIDGE - PARIS
    imagetext  [ca. 1900]   WILLIAM ST. BRIDGE - PARIS
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Photograph depicting Woman Sitting outside Penmans Icehouse
    Photograph depicting Woman Sitting outside Penmans Icehouse
    imagemystery       This photograph depicts a young woman sitting outside what is probably the Penmans Limited clothing company's icehouse. It was donated to the museum by Henry Foster.
    imagemystery     This photograph depicts a young woman sitting outside what is probably the Penmans Limited clothing company's icehouse. It was donated to the museum by Henry Foster.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Penmans General Office Staff, 1907
    Penmans General Office Staff, 1907
    image  13 May 1907     Penman. Mfg Co. LimitedGENERAL OFFICE STAFFMay, 13, 1907.The back contains the photographer's stamp, which readsCHAS. EDLINGTON146 MANSFIELD ST.MONTREAL
    image  13 May 1907   Penman. Mfg Co. LimitedGENERAL OFFICE STAFFMay, 13, 1907.The back contains the photographer's stamp, which readsCHAS. EDLINGTON146 MANSFIELD ST.MONTREAL
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
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