Potato Gang in the Fens

Potato Gang in the Fens Robert Walker Macbeth, R.A. (1848-1910) Source: “The Great Fen” in the September 1884 English Illustrated Magazine. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the The Pennsylvania State University). Click on image to enlarge it.

The ploughman at the left side of the picture, who is literally seeding new a new crop, lashed his long, long whip in a way that seems to threaten the harvesters, in part because the ribbon of the woman's bonnet blowing in the wind visually connects with the whip.

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Miller, Samuel H. “The Great Fen.” English Illustrated Magazine. 2 (September 1885): 805-17. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the Getty Institute. Web. 1 February 2021.

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