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These two postcards of Corsican knitters date to about the first decade of the twentieth century.
08:00 PM | Permalink
I am going to weigh in that it is weaving that girl is holding under her needles. The line running up to her finger seems to be on the other side of the fibre as well and not acting yarn-like.
I think the boots are not hers.
I love her pencilled eyebrows.
May 21, 2009 at 07:34 PM
She's probably carrying the shoes on her head because they are a prized possesion; she probably went barefoot unless absolutely necessary - the better to make them last.
May 14, 2009 at 08:06 PM
Agreed that's not knit, it's woven. Maybe the knitting is going down into the woven bag? And it just doesn't appear to have a bottom.
May 04, 2009 at 01:50 PM
Hee... it's like they were trying to make it look like the same hands and project were photoshopped into each photo... but there are minor differences between the pinkies, and the amount visible in the centre crease. They'll have to try harder if they want us to believe they had photoshop way back then! ;) (I'm trying to sound silly, but the humour could be lame due to lack of sleep. If so, I apologize.)
Andrea (noricum) |
May 03, 2009 at 01:54 AM
These are great. You people are good detectives. All I had noticed is that she actually seems to be a knitter. The hand positions look knitterly anyhow.
dianna rubidge |
April 30, 2009 at 06:21 AM
But ...why are her shoes on her head????
April 28, 2009 at 10:38 PM
I love "type corse" and "type de jeune femme" ahhhh the french have a certain way with words.
April 28, 2009 at 09:09 PM
I'm pretty sure it's the same woman. And the knitting is exactly the same.
April 28, 2009 at 06:58 PM
I'm wondering where she keeps the yarn? Are there hidden pockets in her garment?
April 28, 2009 at 12:27 PM
They're both the same woman, and the same knitting. Not an uncommon practice in early photography. Just change the costume slightly and snap (well, not snap, but you know what I mean).
Knitting with shoes on top of head. I'll have to try it. Silly me, I've been knitting with shoes on my feet all these years.
Diane H K |
April 28, 2009 at 09:10 AM
I think these are hats - I'm sure I've seen stripey stocking hats in a reference about this time and in the Med somewhere.
It's either that or stockings. The vertical white line is the white yarn being carried up.
Great photo. I do enjoy the things you trawl out.
April 28, 2009 at 03:04 AM
Yeah, and that their knitting seems to produce woven plaid. Crafty!
April 27, 2009 at 10:57 PM
Hey -- they're both knitting the same thing! Was it the Clapotis of their day?
Amelia G. |
April 27, 2009 at 09:54 PM
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