The first knitting club for men!. The first mens knitting club has been formed
The first knitting club for men!.
The first men's knitting club has been formed in Prague with the avowed object of propagating and teaching the art of knitting among men'.
The club has already 50 members, including business and professional men, young men, and old men with beards. The club meets regularly, when the atmosphere is filled with the steady clicking of the knitting needles as busy masculine figures we've socks, pullovers and other useful articles.
Photo shows, a bearded member of the club giving all his attention to the work in hand. His neighbours on either side seem equally determined to produce a nice even stitch.
27 January 1938
Tour of Inspection in an Arms Factory, 1940s, (1945). Creator: Unknown
Tour of Inspection in an Arms Factory, 1940s, (1945). British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine (1880-1977) visiting an engineering works in Bradford, Yorkshire, during the Second World War. They are talking to a 19-year-old factory worker who is operating a lathe. Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. From "The Life and Times of Winston Churchill", by Malcolm Thomson. [Odhams Press Limited, London]
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First female member of Parliament, Anna Rogstad, April 1911
Front cover of the Sphere showing Anna Rogstad the first female member of Parliament in the world as she takes her place in the Nowegian Storting. Rogstad was formerly a high-profile teacher who went on to significantly influence Norway's educational policy, an active member of the Norwegian Teacher's Union, and one of the founding members of the Association for Women's Suffrage. The Sphere comments on the extension of the franchise to women in 1907, which also allowed for Rogstad's election, as having not "upest the equilibrium of Norwegian politics", as well as conveying the somewhat surprised reaction of the male members of the assembly. Date: 1911
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