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Booklet ‘The Grey Sock’

Made by Soldiers' Sock Fund in Australia, Oceania, 1914-1918.

This booklet was printed by the Soldiers’ Sock Fund to provide instruction for knitting socks for soldiers during World War One. Proceeds from the sales of the booklet also went to the fund.

The Soldiers’ Sock Fund was one of a number of comfort funds and organisations launched in the first two years of the First World War in Australia. Among the others were the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross, the Lord Mayor’s Patriotic and War Fund of New South Wales and the Australian Comfort Fund...

Summary

Object No.

2001/45/2

Object Statement

Booklet, 'The Grey Sock', paper, published by the Soldiers' Sock Fund, Australia, 1914-1918

Physical Description

Stapled 12 page booklet entitled 'The Grey Sock'. The cover reads: 'THE / Grey Sock / Proceeds of the Sale / to be devoted to the / Soldiers' Sock Fund'. Contains instructions for knitting grey wool socks. The instructions have been annotated in ink.

Marks

Annotations to printed text, handwritten in blue and black ink

Dimensions

Height

102 mm

Width

60 mm

Production

Notes

The booklet was produced by the Soldiers' Sock Fund and all proceeds from its sale went to the fund.

It is likely that the booklet was published in 1914 or 1915 as most funds were integrated into the Australian Comfort Funds or the Red Cross from 1916.

History

Notes

The hand-written annotations suggest that this book was actually used for knitting socks.

The booklet was donated to the Macleay Museum and has been transferred to the Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, 2001

Acquisition Date

31 May 2001

Cite this Object

Harvard

Booklet 'The Grey Sock' 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 July 2019, <https://ma.as/10108>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/10108 |title=Booklet 'The Grey Sock' |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=23 July 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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