WW1 Sailor Support: 1915

WW1 Sailor Support: 1915

Comforts Committee of Navy League with knitting machines. From the Connecticut State Library website: "On July 4, 1915, a group of women in Washington, D.C. formed the Women’s Section of the Navy League. The League hoped to band women of various philosophical backgrounds under the banner of Patriotism, Americanism, and National Defense. The function of a Comforts Committee was to knit woolen garments for men serving in the United States Navy." Harris & Ewing, photographer. WW1 allied support photo taken between 1910 and 1920. LOC original medium: glass negative.