25 November 2009

Wordless Wednesday, Library of Congress American Memory Collection

I love the Library of Congress American Memory Collection (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html). Here are a couple of knitting photos I downloaded years ago.

[Women knitting, as they are sitting outdoors on wooden chairs]

From "Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933"


Group portrait of three women knitting as they are sitting outdoors on wooden chairs in Chicago, Illinois.

This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper.

Cite as: DN-0068504, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum.

Tulalip woman named Magdeline Whea-kadim knitting, Tulalip Indian Reservation, 

Washington, 1906

From "American Indians of the Pacific Northwest"


United States--Washington (State)--Burton


Older woman sits on woven rug on grass knitting with 4 needles; several balls of yarn sit in front of her. She wears a scarf wrapped headband-style around her forehead.
Note from unidentified source: Chief William Shelton's mother, Magdaline Whea-kadim, Tulalip Washington, 1906
photographer's reference number: [2]


Mary said...

Thanks so much for reminding me of this terrific collection....as a knitter, I especially liked the picture choice!

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Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt said...

Thanks so much, Mary! I've started following yours as well!