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C1860s Greenville Pennsylvania Area Woman Knitting CDV Photo | eBay

C1860s Greenville Pennsylvania Area Woman Knitting CDV Photo | eBay

Postcard of Dutch girls knitting published by Utig F. B. den Boer, Middelburg, Holland, 1909.

Strangely Captivating Vintage Photos of People Knitting

Postcard of Dutch girls knitting published by Utig F. B. den Boer, Middelburg, Holland, 1909.

Sisters IN Pink Dresses W Photo Album ON Stand 1860s BY Bruner Greenville PA | eBay

Sisters IN Pink Dresses W Photo Album ON Stand 1860s BY Bruner Greenville PA | eBay

Sent to New York

Sent to New York

Sent to Pennsylvania

Sent to Pennsylvania

Lovely Frail Elderly Lady Knitting Antique Civil War Era CDV Photo Norwich NY | eBay

Lovely Frail Elderly Lady~Knitting~Antique Civil War Era CDV Photo~Norwich NY

— Products shown: Dutch Knits, 1635-1969 by Constance Willems at www.knitdesign.com

— Products shown: Dutch Knits, 1635-1969 by Constance Willems at www.knitdesign.com

Sent to Pennsylvania

Sent to Pennsylvania

During the Civil War, it was very rare to find a woman sitting idly without knitting something for "the boys" on either side of the war. Wool socks were always in demand. When hospitals received shipments of them, it was a common practice to first give socks to those with one foot or leg amputated, thereby doubling the reach of their supply.

During the Civil War, it was very rare to find a woman sitting idly without knitting something for "the boys" on either side of the war. Wool socks were always in demand. When hospitals received shipments of them, it was a common practice to first give socks to those with one foot or leg amputated, thereby doubling the reach of their supply.

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