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Women scutching flax, Russia.
Women scutching flax, Russia.
TitleWomen scutching flax, Russia.
Date of OriginalSummer 1903
CreatorBolley, Henry Luke, 1865-1956
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionGroup of women on the estate of S.E. Tchzlabinsk scutching flax.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectAgriculture
Labor & Laborers
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Orenburg (Russia)
Item NumberBol.30
Format of OriginalLantern slides
Dimensions of Original9 x 10 cm.
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Women scotching flax on the estate of S.E. Tchzlabinsk" - taken from Bolley finding aid. NOTE: the correct term is scutching, not scotching.
"Russian peasant women removing seed from common seed flax to procure straw for fibre purposes. These women threshed nearly 700 acres in this manner, their only pay being the straw. Estate near Orenberg." - caption with image published in H.L. Bolley's Flax Culture, " plate 13b.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe flax scutching process is used to extract the flax fiber from the flax plant.
Bibliographic Reference"Flax Culture, " North Dakota Agricultural College Experiment Station Bulletin No. 71 (October 1906): plate 13b.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, University Archives
Repository CollectionH.L. Bolley Photography Collection
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineUniversity Archives, NDSU, Fargo (Bol. 30)
Digital IDbo000030
Original SourceLantern Slides
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