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Archive for March, 2013

March 20th, 2013 by Heather Asbeck


One of the great advantages of the internet is the unprecedented access it grants us to objects and ideas that were not widely and publicly available before.  In order to view, read, or handle a particular book, manuscript, or work of art, one would have had to travel to a university, museum, or private collection […]

March 13th, 2013 by Heather Asbeck

Knitting for Victory

Not her (grand)mother’s knitting: the next generation joins the fray during WWII What role did knitting and knitting-related media messages play in WWI and WWII?  I examined knitting-themed propaganda to answer that question in my Omeka exhibit, Knitting for Victory:  Transatlantic Propaganda in WWI & WWII.  Essentially, knitting provided a way to measure patriotic support […]