Powell Liberty Historical Society

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Homefront Knitting Supported WW I and WW II Troops


Date
November 09, 2020, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Title
Homefront Knitting Supported WW I and WW II Troops
Speaker
Gretchen Curtis, retired pediatric nurse after 36 years mostly in Denver, Colorado, currently a resident of Powell and Lakeside.
Venue
Virtual Only

Summary


Using photos, Gretchen Curtis revealed the support provided by women, men and children knitting to support military troops during WW I and WW II. The photos illustrated knitters at work making garments sent to the troops, knitting instruction manuals, and advertisements to promote home front activities. This program was originally developed and presented to honor the Lakeside Women's Club's 15th year of knitting blankets for an organization called "Warm Up America". The women's club makes more than 30 blankets to donate every year. Because of Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, this program was prerecorded and available for streaming from the website .
Gretchen Curtis Presentation

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Video Title:   Homefront Knitting Supported WW I and WW II Troops

Presentor:   Gretchen Curtis

Description:   Gretchen Curtis' presentation for the November 9, 2020 program prerecorded on November 3, 2020. Gretchen describes the fascinating role that knitting played in supporting our troops. The emphasis is on WW I and WW II but earlier wars are also included.

Videographer:   Allen Miller


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Homefront Knitting Supported World War I and II Troops

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Gretchen Curtis Presentation
Gretchen Curtis Presentation
Gretchen Curtis Presentation
Gretchen Curtis Presentation
Gretchen Curtis Presentation

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