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D.A.R - members Knitting for Victory
Wint Studios 8-Apr-18, Allentown PA, 1918. Three different 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" photos on larger mounts. The first photo depicts six women seated around a table knitting with a wall size American flag in the background. Each of the women is knitting. The women are identified. The secondis the same room with a much larger group of woman and captioned D. A. R. in Assembly Room, Trout Hall, April 8, 1918. Not the posters on the mantel; one an honor roll of women who will work to win the war. The second is "Are You 100% American? Prove It! Buy U.S. Government Bonds. The third photo depicts the first group of woman sipping tea. This was part of the Knitting for Victory campaign were women in America were encouraged to knit socks, scarves and sweaters for the soldiers -- middle and upper-class women were carrying their knitting with them everywhere. Sponsored by the Red Cross. The photo with the group of six women appears in Images of America - Allentown, Bartholomew and Front. 2002.
Bookseller: Eclectibles, ABAA [Tolland, CT, U.S.A.]
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