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Sweater Collection

From the tennis court to the concert stage, sweaters have always been a timeless fashion choice

Background imageSweater Collection: Couple on tennis court, woman jumping in foreground

Couple on tennis court, woman jumping in foreground

Background imageSweater Collection: ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy

ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy Connors in the mens singles final at Wimbledon, won by Ashe in four sets, 5 July 1975

Background imageSweater Collection: THE CLANCY BROTHERS, 1962. Irish folk group The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

THE CLANCY BROTHERS, 1962. Irish folk group The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Photograph by James J. Kriegsmann, 1962

Background imageSweater Collection: Les Laines Bisanne wool company poster

Les Laines Bisanne wool company poster
Advertising poster for Les Laines Bisanne, a French wool company from Lyon-Megeve, showing a young man in ski clothing including a geometrically patterned jumper

Background imageSweater Collection: Couple jumping on tennis court, smiling

Couple jumping on tennis court, smiling

Background imageSweater Collection: ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955). American (German-born) theoretical physicist

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955). American (German-born) theoretical physicist
ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955). German-American theoretical physicist. At his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Photograph by Lucien Aigner, 1940, digitally colored by Granger, NYC

Background imageSweater Collection: Ben Dale, lifeboatman of Harwich, Essex

Ben Dale, lifeboatman of Harwich, Essex
Ben Dale, a famous lifeboatman of Harwich, Essex, who served as Coxswain for 23 years. Pictured here with two medals pinned to his chest

Background imageSweater Collection: Winter fashion, 1954

Winter fashion, 1954
Two women wearing warm, practical but stylish coats. On the left is a reversible coat of white wool and proofed black gaberdine by Ledux and on the right as snug

Background imageSweater Collection: JAMES DEAN (1931-1955). American actor. In a still from the 1955 motion picture East of Eden

JAMES DEAN (1931-1955). American actor. In a still from the 1955 motion picture East of Eden

Background imageSweater Collection: Yale Ice Hockey Team, 1901

Yale Ice Hockey Team, 1901
YALE ICE HOCKEY TEAM, 1901. Photograph

Background imageSweater Collection: Knitted Bows 1936

Knitted Bows 1936
A machine-knitted jumper with narrow pleat detail on the shoulders & body. Wool lace bows add a decorative touch

Background imageSweater Collection: Cartoon by Charles Addams

Cartoon by Charles Addams
A group of passengers on the New York subway look in alarm at the growing garment appearing from the knitting needles of one old lady - a sweater with two neck holes. Date: 1955

Background imageSweater Collection: Wendell - Ex-capt. Harvard, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Wendell - Ex-capt. Harvard, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Wendell - Ex-capt. Harvard, 1913. Shows Harvard University football player Percy Langdon Wendell (1899-1932).

Background imageSweater Collection: Dog love

Dog love
Gigi Rosado

Background imageSweater Collection: Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather
Julia Leister

Background imageSweater Collection: Souls

Souls
Edgar Monzon

Background imageSweater Collection: A sweater's workshop

A sweater's workshop
5616475 A sweater's workshop; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a sweater's workshop where women and young children make sweaters by using sewing machines. Dated 19th Century)

Background imageSweater Collection: Model Celia Hammond - white sweater

Model Celia Hammond - white sweater and dark floral-print skirt Date: circa 1963

Background imageSweater Collection: Client: Monsanto Textiles - knitwear for PR

Client: Monsanto Textiles - knitwear for PR - long striped cardigan - location: 17 Rochester Square, London NW1 - Model: Jenny Yorke - shoot date: April 1, 1970 Date: 1970

Background imageSweater Collection: Client: Monsanto Textiles - knitwear for PR

Client: Monsanto Textiles - knitwear for PR - long striped cardigan - location: 17 Rochester Square, London NW1 - Model: Jenny Yorke - shoot date: April 1, 1970 Date: 1970

Background imageSweater Collection: Warly 1970s model in poncho and flares

Warly 1970s model in poncho and flares
Model with big hair (wig?) wearing a poncho, flared trousers a knitted polo neck sweater and loafers. Date: circa 1970

Background imageSweater Collection: Model with St. Bernard puppy dog on lead

Model with St. Bernard puppy dog on lead - wearing double-breasted jacket (large lapels) and wide flared trousers. Also wearing a baker boy cap and white roll neck sweater. Date: circa 1966

Background imageSweater Collection: Modeal as artist in smart collared sweater

Modeal as artist in smart collared sweater
Model posing as an artist in front of a period portrait holding paint brushes. She is wearing a smart collared sweater. Date: circa 1960

Background imageSweater Collection: Knitting pattern shoot - circa 1962

Knitting pattern shoot - circa 1962
Possibly a knitting pattern shoot - circa 1962 Date: circa 1962

Background imageSweater Collection: Client: John Craig - Knitwear shoot

Client: John Craig - Knitwear shoot - September 7, 1966 (1/2) Date: 1966

Background imageSweater Collection: Rider with check coat, riding helmet

Rider with check coat, riding helmet, tight roll-neck jumper/sweater and her horse Date: circa late 1940s

Background imageSweater Collection: Vacation in the Montgenevre: falling off a sled

Vacation in the Montgenevre: falling off a sled
3562874 Vacation in the Montgenevre: falling off a sled by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Montgenevre, environs, France 1915 ca)

Background imageSweater Collection: Garrison, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Garrison, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Garrison, between c1915 and c1920. Soprano opera singer Mabel Garrison Siemonn (1886-1963) fitting a man for a knitted sweater during World War I

Background imageSweater Collection: protected

protected
Usef Bagheri

Background imageSweater Collection: Self-portrait, 1906. Creator: Ivar Arosenius

Self-portrait, 1906. Creator: Ivar Arosenius
Self-portrait, 1906

Background imageSweater Collection: Self-Portrait, Printed c.1930. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Self-Portrait, Printed c.1930. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Self-Portrait, Printed c.1930

Background imageSweater Collection: Stevens, George W. Mrs. portrait photograph, 1929 Jan. 9. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Stevens, George W. Mrs. portrait photograph, 1929 Jan. 9. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Stevens, George W. Mrs. portrait photograph, 1929 Jan. 9

Background imageSweater Collection: Lee, Margaret, Miss, portrait photograph, 1927 Creator: Arnold Genthe

Lee, Margaret, Miss, portrait photograph, 1927 Creator: Arnold Genthe
Lee, Margaret, Miss, portrait photograph, 1927

Background imageSweater Collection: Lee, Margaret, Miss, portrait photograph, 1927 Creator: Arnold Genthe

Lee, Margaret, Miss, portrait photograph, 1927 Creator: Arnold Genthe
Lee, Margaret, Miss, portrait photograph, 1927

Background imageSweater Collection: Harry Pollack, 1901. Creator: Katharine Sheward Stanbery

Harry Pollack, 1901. Creator: Katharine Sheward Stanbery
Harry Pollack, 1901. Photograph is head-and-shoulders portrait of a young boy, facing front

Background imageSweater Collection: Bob Ellen, Champion Hurdler, Georgetown University, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Bob Ellen, Champion Hurdler, Georgetown University, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Bob Ellen, Champion Hurdler, Georgetown University, [Washington, DC], 1911

Background imageSweater Collection: Sea Ranger - February, 1943, 1947. Creator: Unknown

Sea Ranger - February, 1943, 1947. Creator: Unknown
Sea Ranger - February, 1943, 1947. Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) in uniform during the Second World War. On 26 February 1943

Background imageSweater Collection: Twichell Mr. son of, portrait photograph, 1925 Nov. 19. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Twichell Mr. son of, portrait photograph, 1925 Nov. 19. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Twichell Mr. son of, portrait photograph, 1925 Nov. 19

Background imageSweater Collection: Bob Austin (Likely Robert V.), Vic Bickers (Maybe), Merito Acosta, Joe Gedeon, And... ca. 1913

Bob Austin (Likely Robert V.), Vic Bickers (Maybe), Merito Acosta, Joe Gedeon, And... ca. 1913
Bob Austin (Likely Robert V.), Vic Bickers (Maybe), Merito Acosta, Joe Gedeon, and Al Scheer, Washington American League (Baseball), ca. 1913

Background imageSweater Collection: Dr. W.B. Hudson Skating, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Dr. W.B. Hudson Skating, 1912

Dr. W.B. Hudson Skating, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Dr. W.B. Hudson Skating, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Dr. W.B. Hudson Skating, 1912. [Man in bowler hat and knitted jumper with initial letter W']

Background imageSweater Collection: Dr. C.E. Meyers of Treasury Department - Skating, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Dr. C.E

Dr. C.E. Meyers of Treasury Department - Skating, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Dr. C.E
Dr. C.E. Meyers of Treasury Department - Skating, 1912. [Man in knitted jumper with initial letter W']

Background imageSweater Collection: The Carpenters, pictured at The Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England

The Carpenters, pictured at The Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England. Karen and Richard Carpenter, pictured backstage at the theatre. Picture taken 20th February 1974

Background imageSweater Collection: Lesley Gallacher wife of Golfer Bernard Gallacher models the exclusive design made by

Lesley Gallacher wife of Golfer Bernard Gallacher models the exclusive design made by Wakefield knitwear company Sirdar for the Ryder Cup

Background imageSweater Collection: man in veil

man in veil
Marcin Michalowski

Background imageSweater Collection: time of cold

time of cold
Marcin Michalowski

Background imageSweater Collection: Profile of a model

Profile of a model Italy. Date of Photograph:1950-1960

Background imageSweater Collection: Vacation on Monginevro: a moment of rest between one slope and another

Vacation on Monginevro: a moment of rest between one slope and another France. Date of Photograph:1915 ca

Background imageSweater Collection: Fashion: wool or cotton swimwear

Fashion: wool or cotton swimwear
3574429 Fashion: wool or cotton swimwear by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Capri 1955 Photographer: Unidentified Author); Touring Club Italiano/Alinari Archives Management



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From the tennis court to the concert stage, sweaters have always been a timeless fashion choice. In 1975, as Arthur Ashe triumphed over Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon, a couple on the tennis court couldn't help but smile and jump with joy, their colorful sweaters adding an extra layer of excitement to the game. Meanwhile, in 1962, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem showcased their Irish folk tunes while sporting cozy wool sweaters that perfectly captured their warm melodies. Even Albert Einstein himself found comfort in his Princeton home in 1940, donning a classic sweater that matched his brilliant mind. Sweaters not only provide warmth but also style and personality; just ask Ben Dale, the brave lifeboatman of Harwich who faced treacherous waters with unwavering determination and a trusty sweater by his side. Throughout history, from the Yale Ice Hockey Team in 1901 to winter fashion trends in 1954 featuring knitted bows adorning elegant ladies' attire – sweaters have remained an essential part of our wardrobes. Whether it's for practicality or making a fashion statement like David Essex and Billy Fury did back then – embracing a cozy sweater is never out of style.