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    Mrs Elsie Meylan, 86 year old champion Red Cross knitter of California, gives Gertrude Husted of New York a few pointers. Mrs Meylan, who is making her first trans-atlantic flight, will visit her daughter in Lisbon, whome she has not seen for 30 years. The dexterous knitter spends many hours during the day working on socks and sweaters for veteran hospitals - 9 November 1950

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    University of Washington student Geraldine Gilbert knitting two socks at once for soldiers, 1918

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    Women knitting in park

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    Many women (and in some places, men) had to work every day - except perhaps the Sabbath. They didn't always have the luxury of sitting to knit. They knitted while walking to market, or fetching home fuel (like this woman, who's lugging peat), and at many other moments in their busy lives.

    Knitting belts, sheaths, sticks, wisps - holders to support a knitting needle in use

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    Knitting a DIFFERENT piece, in a different dress, a wee girl, in Shetland Islands during WWII, pauses to pet the same cat.

    Shetland Museum and Archives Photo Library | Word Search | Item

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    "Mount holding the ball of wool in one hand, and balance. When steady, place the ball on the saddle and knit. When work is finished, stick the needles through the ball, place latter on the saddle and ride off" Isabel Marks in "Fancy Cycling"

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    Jessie Crane Evans and Walker Evans Jr. Seated Before Porch, with Unidentified Woman, ca 1900

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    photo by the brothers Lumière (1907)

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    Sisters knitting! photo by Florence Ward, Harlem playground, between 1950 and 1970. Library of Congress.

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    Photo by Franz Antoine (1850-60)

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    Daughter and Mother Daguerreotype - c.1850

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    Man holding knitting needles -- one of the few to do so even less persuasively than Russell Crowe

    stuffinmybeard: mostly knitting needles, size 6....

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    "The Knitting Preacher", Hunter Lewis, of New Mexico, as featured in Life magazine. Lots of knitted hats, even on the dog!

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    Comedy duo "Mr & Mrs Sidney Drew" 1917. This was the 2nd "Mrs. Drew" -- "Lucille McVey was a writer at Vitagraph when she met Drew shortly after his wife's death. They married almost immediately although he was more than twice her age. She scripted and he directed a number of domestic comedies, said to be more subtle and wholesome than those previously filmed."

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    Shepherd resting on stilts, knitting.

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    medieval spinster with a niddy-noddy

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    Photograph by Michael Rougier. New York City, December 1947.

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    little woman working at crafts

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    Seattle Public Schools, Boys Knitting 1918

    218-16

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    Seattle public school 1918

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    A Knitting Party, Evelyn May Dunbar, 1940

    Your Paintings - A Knitting Party

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    The Fekixstone to Ipswich Coach by Russell Sidney Reeve. A Detail of a larger painting, probably from the 1940's.

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    The Crochet-Worker (Mary Ann Purdon) by William Etty Date painted: c.1844–c.1849

    Your Paintings - The Crochet-Worker (Mary Ann Purdon)

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    soviet postcard 1951

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