Loom Makes Crippled Children Happy (Feb, 1940)

Loom Makes Crippled Children Happy

LIFE will be a lot pleasanter for crippled children, thanks to the bed loom shown here, the invention of Margaret Greave, of the Riley Hospital for Crippled Children, in Indianapolis. Miss Greave is shown teaching a young patient how to operate the loom. With it, Miss Greave won the first place award of the National Association of Occupational Therapists for the outstanding contribution of the year.

6 comments
  1. Eamonn says: February 24, 20091:07 am

    Because if there is one thing bed-ridden children like, it’s tedious manual labor.

    And that nurse looks scary.

  2. rsterling78 says: February 24, 20093:45 am

    I don’t care if you’ve got polio, you’re gonna earn your keep, dammit!

  3. katey says: February 24, 20099:58 am

    Keep in mind this was pre-tv, guys.

  4. Toronto says: February 24, 20091:56 pm

    I saw some Crips looming omniously just the other day…

    (Sorry.)

  5. Zak Lybrand says: February 24, 20095:00 pm

    Toronto, that made me laugh so hard my drink came out my nose!

    “I may be dying in a slow and painful way, but at least I can operate a loom!”

  6. Dave says: March 30, 200910:10 pm

    Now available on GameBoy and DS. Next season: Loom Hero

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