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Before nylon. Closeup of woman draping stockings. Hosiery Minnesac Mills - Philadelphia Pennsylvania US (1936-1937).

Closeup of woman draping stockings. Hosiery Minnesac Mills - Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

Though being gay in the 40s sucked, being gay in the military was easier, and pretty common. There were apparently, at one point in time time so many lesbians in the military that when they tried to crack down on it, the girls wrote back and said “Look I can give you the names, but you’ll lose some of your best officers, and half your nurses and secretaries.” And they pretty much shut up about it unless you were especially bad at subtlety. (Source: Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers

Though being gay in the 40s sucked, being gay in the military was easier, and pretty common. There were apparently, at one point in time time so many lesbians in the military that when they tried to crack down on it, the girls wrote back and said “Look I can give you the names, but you’ll lose some of your best officers, and half your nurses and secretaries.” And they pretty much shut up about it unless you were especially bad at subtlety. (Source: Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers

The History of Knitting Pt 2: Madonnas, Stockings and Guilds, Oh My! | http://sheepandstitch.com/the-history-of-knitting-pt-2-madonnas-stockings-and-guilds-oh-my/

The History of Knitting Pt 2: Madonnas, Stockings and Guilds, Oh My

The History of Knitting Pt 2: Madonnas, Stockings and Guilds, Oh My! | http://sheepandstitch.com/the-history-of-knitting-pt-2-madonnas-stockings-and-guilds-oh-my/

Wearing History - 1930 stockings, catalog

Great and Stockings in Catalogs- or debunking some common stocking myths

History of Christmas stockings - great article from the Smithsonian- #vintage #christmas #vintagechristmas

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

KNITTING HISTORY 101 at link! "The oldest real knitting (formed on two sticks by pulling loops through loops) we've got is 'Coptic socks' from Egypt, from around the year 1000 CE. There are quite a few fragments, all of them done in shades of white and indigo, in stockinette. Many of them have Khufic (a decorative Arabic script) blessings knit into them, or symbols to ward off evil, or both." We assume knitting had been around a while before then, given the complexity of this work!

The oldest REAL knitting (formed on two sticks by pulling loops through loops) we've got is 'Coptic socks' from Egypt, dating to around the year 1000 CE, done in shades of white and indigo, in stockinette, knit out of cotton

Early seamfree stockings advert, 1940s // Tuppence Ha'penny: A Brief History of Stockings

Early seamfree stockings advert, // Tuppence Ha'penny: A Brief History of…

African American flappers and Jazz Age women — seejanesparkle

African American flappers and Jazz Age women

African-American flappers in fur and silk stockings - American history moment minimally, beauty at its finest to the max.

Leg make-up by Helena Rubenstein // Tuppence Ha'penny: A Brief History of Stockings

The history of hosiery goes back to ancient times (the word sock is from the Latin soccus , a sort of indoor slipper), but early socks were .

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