Monday, 8 April 2013

Famous Knitters - Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979)

From stage to silent films to founding major motion picture companies, philanthrophic efforts, etc., etc. – all, and more, add up to an extraordinary life.

Credits for this photograph throughout the Internet date it from 1925 and state that in it Miss Pickford was knitting a sweater for disabled veterans of World War I, in support of the American Red Cross. She was on the set of the film Sparrow (1926.)

The needle in sight is slightly curved and there are about six rows of ribbing on it.

Further credits:
Library of Congress
                Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-112726 (b&w film copy neg.)
                Call Number: BIOG FILE - Pickford, Mary [P&P]
                Notes: American National Red Cross Collection (1914-1921).
No. R.C.16312.

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