After more than 50 years, it remains true: Folks still go bananas over sock monkeys

KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF: Anyone can make sock monkeys. The patent on the dolls expired long ago.
Copyright 2001 Dee Lindner
DOLLMAKER, DEALMAKER: Ray and Lois Peterson are no strangers to sock monkeys: he bought the 'idea' of the dolls for his company - and she has made many a monkey.
Copyright 2001 Dee Lindner
MONKEY BUSINESS: Frank Shelain, a production superintendent with Nelson Knitting Company, and a knitter inspect one of the Rockford, Ill., company's first red-heeled socks.
Courtesy of Ray Peterson

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