Mrs. H.L. Satterlee, Mrs. L.B. Woodruff (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Mrs. H.L. Satterlee, Mrs. L.B. Woodruff

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 4673-5


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    • 29/Jul/2016 00:38:49

    The Comforts Committee of the U.S. Navy League sponsored a knitting bee in the Mall, Central Park on July 29th to August 1st, 1918. This appears to be part of a set of photos of that event. Mrs. Satterlee was Chairman of the committee.

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    • 29/Jul/2016 00:39:54

    see H.L. Satterlee & wife (LOC)

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    • 29/Jul/2016 07:07:51

    Mrs. Lewis B. Woodruff was a writer, see her photo in the New-York tribune., December 15, 1918, Page 2 and

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    • 29/Jul/2016 07:17:59

    She was Helen Smith Woodruff (1888-1924). At age 18, she married Lewis B. Woodruff of New York City.

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    • 30/Jul/2016 17:25:13

    Bolted to the table is a Circular Sock Machine, specifically, an Auto-Knitter, manufactured by the AutoKnitters & Hosiery Company of Buffalo, NY from 1916-1927. Identical machines were later manufactured/sold by several companies up to the 90s. [] ". . . By mid-1918 the need for socks was so severe that the Red Cross begged knitters, “Don’t make sweaters … every pound of yarn that can be secured should be used for knitting socks” " from Knitting for Victory -- World War I[]

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    • 30/Jul/2016 22:15:12

    "In May 1918 the Seattle School Bulletin printed this patriotic knitting song: Johnnie, get your yarn, get your yarn, get your yarn; Knitting has a charm, has a charm, has a charm, See us knitting two by two, Boys in Seattle like it too. Hurry every day, don’t delay, make it pay. Our laddies must be warm, not forlorn mid the storm. Hear them call from o’re the sea, ‘Make a sweater, please for me.’ Over here everywhere, We are knitting for the boys over there, It’s a sock or a sweater, or even better To do your bit and knit a square." [War poster asking women to knit] (LOC)

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    Greg (LOC P&P)

    • 01/Aug/2016 19:58:17

    Helen, an early adopter. Thanks, we'll add info.

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 16/Jul/2021 03:17:26

    Helen Smith (1882-1924) Louisa Pierpont Morgan (1866-1946)