Benjamin Butterworth (ed.), The Growth of Industrial Art, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1892, 15.
Sackett & Wilhelms Litho. Co.
This image from Benjamin Butterworth's The Growth of Industrial Art depicts reaping grain during the colonial period. Reaping had to be done by hand, using a scythe or hay knife to cut the grain. Notice that the whole family helps with the field work.
Keywords: Technology, Engraving, Harvest, Print, Reap, 18th Century, Sackett & Wilhelms Litho Co., Children, Women, Efficiency, Grain, 19th Century, Men