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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Socks Workers: 1941

Socks Workers: 1941

November 1941. "Sock driers at the hosiery mill in Greene County, Georgia." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

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Every household had them!

Back in the day, before the use of man-made textiles, clothes were made largely of natural fibers like cotton and wool. To keep socks from shrinking after being washed, they were mounted on these dryer frames. I guess they've gone the route becoming collectors items like scrubbing boards and wringer washers.

Sock it to me

Sock driers? Who woulda thought?!!

Chipman Union hosiery mill

Probably at the Chipman Union hosiery mill in Union Point. Nearby we may find the Terrace Hotel. Finally a connection to tterrace's nickname?

All men.

Usually, one sees seas of women in old factory photographs. This one, however, shows only men, one grinning as if this is one of his predilections.

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