1951 photographed 'first' public hook in

In case you missed it, Gene Shepherd has posted a link to some fabulous pics of a 1951 public hooking bee (Pearl says it was the 'first' public hooking bee, a claim that needs to be confirmed; Color in Hooked Rugs p. 295). The pics were photographed by George Silk for LIFE magazine in 1951. Shepherd has identified the site as Storrowtown, MA.