A farm labourer carrying hay to add to a stook, 1900-1930.

A farm labourer carrying hay to add to a stook, 1900-1930.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

This photograph was probably taken in England between 1900 and 1930. Before mechanisation, hay was harvested by a team of farm workers. It would be gathered into sheaves and the sheaves themselves were then brought together so that they could be leaned upright into each other to form a stook. This provided a temporary protection against adverse weather conditions before the hay was gathered on to carts to be taken to form the hay ricks.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10312698

© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society

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