Shawknit Stockings

I found these delightful spot illustrations in one of my favorite online haunts, Duke University’s Emergeance in Advertising in America online digital collection.
Here is anoter example of how the history of America is written in its disposible items: Benjamin Shaw, the inventor of “seamless stocking” or “half stocking” aka the sock, was a vehement Abolitionist and one of the founding fathers of Lowell, Massachusetts.
You learn something new every day!

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