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TITLE
Shetland crofters winnowing corn
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_93154_07_03
PLACENAME
Shetland
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38520
KEYWORDS
winnowing
corn
crofting
domestic tasks
Shetland crofters winnowing corn

Winnowing corn was the process of separating the corn kernels from the chaff after threshing. The threshed corn would usually be put into a winnowing basket and was thrown in the air. The wind, either a natural breeze or one created by flapping a sheet, would blow the lighter chaff away and leave the corn kernels to fall back into the basket.

The photograph was registered with the publisher, Valentine, in 1880.

The major archive of monochrome topographical views by James Valentine & Co. is held by the University of St Andrews Library. For further details of this collection please contact the Library, or refer to Special Collections at St Andrews


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Shetland crofters winnowing corn

1870s

winnowing; corn; crofting; domestic tasks

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

Winnowing corn was the process of separating the corn kernels from the chaff after threshing. The threshed corn would usually be put into a winnowing basket and was thrown in the air. The wind, either a natural breeze or one created by flapping a sheet, would blow the lighter chaff away and leave the corn kernels to fall back into the basket.<br /> <br /> The photograph was registered with the publisher, Valentine, in 1880.<br /> <br /> The major archive of monochrome topographical views by James Valentine & Co. is held by the University of St Andrews Library. For further details of this collection please contact the Library, or refer to <a href="http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/specialcollections/"target="_blank">Special Collections at St Andrews</a> <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: central.edsc.library@edinburgh.gov.uk">Edinburgh Central Library</a>