Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mennonite Ladies Knit

I found this picture in my favorite cookbook, Mennonite Foods & Folkways from South Russia, vol. 1:


It looks like they are knitting stockings and maybe embroidering some linens? What’s interesting about it, though, is that they took this picture at a photographer’s studio. I wonder why they wanted to include their knitting in the picture?

1 comment:

Courtenay said...

I love old photos!

As to why they would include their knitting in the photo-op: to be industrious is to be virtuous, right?