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Retting flax straw, Smolensk, Russia
Retting flax straw, Smolensk, Russia
TitleRetting flax straw, Smolensk, Russia
Date of OriginalSummer 1903
CreatorBolley, Henry Luke, 1865-1956
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionView from a river observing the retting of flax straw, north of Smolensk.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Flax
LocationSmolensk (Russia)
Item NumberBol.28
Format of OriginalLantern slides
Dimensions of Original8 x 10 cm.
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Retting flax straw at North Smolensk"
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryRetting is the first step in the process of separating flax fibers from the flax stalk.
Smolensk [Смоле́нск ] is a Russia city on the Dnieper River, approximately 225 miles southwest of Moscow. Smolensk dates back as a commercial center to the late 9th century.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, University Archives
Repository CollectionH.L. Bolley Photography Collection
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineUniversity Archives, NDSU, Fargo (Bol. 28)
Digital IDbo000028
Original SourceLantern Slides
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