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Hand Flax Break, Vologda, Russia
Hand Flax Break, Vologda, Russia
TitleHand Flax Break, Vologda, Russia
Date of OriginalSummer 1903
CreatorBolley, Henry Luke, 1865-1956
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionAn individual is using a flax break.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectAgriculture
Labor & Laborers
Subject (LCTGM)Flax
Linen industry
LocationVologda (Russia)
Item NumberBol.77
Format of OriginalLantern slides
Dimensions of Original9 x 10 cm.
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Hand flax brake, Vologfa, Russia" - taken from Bolley finding aid.
"showing the common hand break used by the Russian peasantry."caption with image published in H.L. Bolley's "Flax Culture, " plate 15a.
NotesTitle taken from Bolley finding aid.
Biography/HistoryAfter the flax has dried, a flax break (wooden implement) was used for chopping the straw, in the process of creating linen thread.

Vologda is approximately 350 miles northeast of Moscow.
Bibliographic ReferenceH. L. Bolley, "Flax Culture, " North Dakota Agricultural College Experiment Station Bulletin No. 71 (October 1906): plate 15a.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, University Archives
Repository CollectionH.L. Bolley Photography Collection
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineUniversity Archives, NDSU, Fargo (Bol. 77)
Digital IDbo000075
Original SourceLantern Slides
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