Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Virtual exhibition on the scythe
The "musées des techniques et cultures comtoises", based in France, has an online exhibition devoted to the scythe. There are sections on the symbolism, usage, history, and manufacturing of scythes. Each section has subsections including videos and quizzes. It's all in French.
One tidbit from the exhibition: The factory at Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne once produced up to 180 different models of scythe blades.
Link to virtual exhibit:
A 30-page booklet of related material can be read online, or downloaded as a free .pdf file. This booklet includes historical artwork and photographs, and a couple "CHANSONS ET POÈMES" from the 19th century.
Link to .pdf booklet: