Rice Harvesting, U.S. South, 1859
Men and women in a rice field; man in foreground with sickle in his hand. With the sickle in hand--the only instrument in use--the beautiful grain falls, and is laid in handfuls upon the stubble to dry. The reaper usually . . . takes a sweep of three rows at a time, cutting down to within a foot of the ground (Richards, p. 729).
Harper's Monthly Magazine, (1859), vol. 19, p. 729; accompanies article by T. Addison Richards, "The Rice Lands of the South" (pp. 721-38). (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)"
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North America--South Carolina
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