An unknown photographer shot this British “Mower sharpening his scythe at Wilcroft, Herefordshire” around 1890.  Note the technique used for sharpening such a long blade.(Source:  Winter, Gordon. A country camera 1844-1914. Penguin, 1973, p. 42. From Hereford City Library. http://www.hayinart.org/images/5271.jpg.  Hay in Art Database ID: 5271)

An unknown photographer shot this British “Mower sharpening his scythe at Wilcroft, Herefordshire” around 1890.  Note the technique used for sharpening such a long blade.
(Source:  Winter, Gordon. A country camera 1844-1914. Penguin, 1973, p. 42. From Hereford City Library. http://www.hayinart.org/images/5271.jpg
 Hay in Art Database ID: 5271)

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