Socks

Item

Title

Socks

Description

Hand knitted wool socks. Navy blue wool serviceman socks, size 10½.

Date

1942

Identifier

009.500.041

Medium

dyed wool

Provenance

Knitting for Victory was a home front activity during WWII. Knitting helped the morale of families who had loved ones in the services while keeping air crew warm at high altitudes. The November 24, 1941, cover story of LIFE magazine was titled, “How To Knit.” The article pointed out that hand-knitters were turning out garments for soldiers despite the fact that machine-knitting was more efficient. Knitting gave people at home a feeling of contributing to the war effort.

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