National Geographic : 1935 Nov
SHE CAN WEAVE A TABLECLOTH IN THREE DAYS A century ago, Ulster hand-loomed all its linen. Now factories have sprung up, and the region produces little homespun except table damask. The weaver keeps her loom in a room with a dirt floor, because moisture from the earth makes the yarn easier to handle (see text, page 601). THEY MIGHT BE POSING FOR ABREAKFAST FOOD ADVERTISEMENT Two farmers-in-the-making stopped playing tagaround thefatsacks of oats long enough to climbon top and have their picture taken. Father and big brothers cut the cropand heaped itinastack, after which athreshing machine separated the grain from straw and chaff.