"Cheney Silk"

"Manchester Cemeteries"

"Manchester - Another Time"

"Manchester Parkade Memories"

"Sylvian 'Sinch' Ofiara Portfolio"

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The Connecticut Historical Society offers views of old Connecticut photos in a searchable database. To see their collection in CT History Online, click here:

"CT Historical Society Photos"


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The Library of Congress offers several image collections of the Cheney Bros. silk operations, complementing those in our web site. To see an example, click this link, and then enter "cheney silk" in the search criteria to access the complete collections:

"Library of Congress Photos"


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The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center contains a number of resources concerning the Cheney Brothers silk operations, as referenced in the "Cheney Brothers" item on our Places to Visit page. One of the pages in that site contains a series of photographs of women at work at the Cheney Mills during the 1920s; which can be seen by clicking the following link:

"Dodd Center: All In a Day's Work"


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The Library of Congress provides digital photos of Pioneer Parachute, an enterprise that started in the 1930s in one of the old Cheney Silk Mills and that boomed during WWII, when many employees made, packed, and tested parachutes. Pioneer is now part of Zodiac Aerospace in South Windsor. They make parachutes for space shuttles.

"Library of Congress: Pioneer Parachute"


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This Library of Congress selection, titled "Primary Source Sets for Teachers" provides images and related materials on a wide variety of subjects, including "Childrens' Lives at the Beginning of the 20th Century", "The Industrial Revolution in the United States" and "Political Cartoons in U.S. History." There are many others, with new additions being made all the time. While the primary site is intended for teachers, this particular page is an index to those materials which would be of interest to all people.

"Library of Congress: Teachers' Materials"


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(The following works best with a high-speed connection...)

"original Image Collection (Cheney Silk)"