Woman mowing wheat

It’s unusual to see old pictures of women mowing so this great photo merits it’s own post.  Note that she’s holding the snath by the shaft it’s made for someone taller than her and there’s no cradle or bow on the scythe so the girl gathering will be tidying the sheaves as she collects.


Woman mowing wheat, Germany

Woman mowing wheat with a scythe in Hesslar, Germany, August 1, 1946.
Photo: Walter Sanders, from http://www.toseftaonline.org/blog/


About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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