People Knitting

People Knitting

A Century of Photographs

Book - 2016
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"People Knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting. When women posed with their knitting in the earliest nineteenth-century photographs, it demonstrated their virtue and skill as homemakers. Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. During the two world wars, images of nurses, soldiers, prisoners, and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boysall with heads bent down, intent on knitting items (especially socks) for the troopsabounded. In the 1950s and 1960s, as snapshots became ubiquitous, knitters took on a jauntier air, posing with handiwork held proudly aloft. People Knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616893927
1616893923
Characteristics: 143 pages : chiefly illustrations, black and white, color ; 20 cm

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