The Manawatū Knitting Mills' Ltd was founded by John Stubbs c1888 and situated in Main Street, Palmerston North. It was a large employer of women workers. Jessie Davis (later Henrici), daughter of James and Harriet Davis, is shown at centre.
For more information on the Manawatū Knitting Mills, see White, Jill (2007). "Women at Work in the Manawatū Knitting Mills." Manawatū Journal of History, Vol. 3, pp.20-29.