Holy Hosiery!

Nine women, some wearing Civil Defense armbands, posed in December of 1942 with a huge pile of old silk and nylon stockings donated to the national hosiery recycling drive. Pictured left to right are Myrtle Gehri, Amelia Havens, Norma Armstrong, Edna Rutherford, Marguerite Valle, June Althuser, Sara Cram, Selma Carlson and Hulda Ramser. The drive, conducted by hundreds of volunteers, started November 16th and would end with the holidays. Powder bags manufactured from silk were needed to hold the firing charge for heavy guns.

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