Cousin Elkie, Atlantic City, N.J, 1921
How cute is my Dad's Cousin Elkie?!? Imagine my surprise, as I was looking through some old photos of my Grandma Ethel's, when I came across these adorable photos of Elkie wearing an entirely knitted dress and hat. She even looks happy about this! Amazing.
Every summer my Dad and his family would visit Grandma's family in Atlantic City. Grandma Ethel's parents, Dora and Bernard Pellicoff owned a kosher hotel called the Majestic Hotel near the Boardwalk. My Dad used to tell me stories about how he and his brothers had various jobs around the hotel. Dad liked working for the baker because he could get all his chores done in the early morning and then have time to go to the beach.
Check out those sweet little shoes!
I don't know who knit this incredible ensemble for Elkie, but she certainly seems proud of it. I recognize many familiar stitches: Honeycomb Stitch, Eyelit Stitch, Garter Stitch. I only met Elkie a few times when I was a kid. She lived in New Jersey and didn't come out to L.A. very often. I wonder what color this dress was?
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