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TITLE
Threshing Corn
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_17
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
R R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19780
KEYWORDS
occupations
farminged
Threshing Corn

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan.

Threshing separated the grain from the corn. A threshing machine was invented in 1784, but in this picture, an implement known as a flail is used. Threshing was often carried out in a barn, but in fine weather, it could be done in the field. Wooden planks were laid down and covered with canvas or rush-matting

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Threshing Corn

1840s

occupations; farminged

Highland Folk Museum

R.R. McIan Illustrations

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan.<br /> <br /> Threshing separated the grain from the corn. A threshing machine was invented in 1784, but in this picture, an implement known as a flail is used. Threshing was often carried out in a barn, but in fine weather, it could be done in the field. Wooden planks were laid down and covered with canvas or rush-matting