National Geographic : 1935 Nov
THE MIST AND SUNSHINE OF ULSTER 609 ACRES OF LINEN BLEACH IN THE SUN AT RANDALSTOWN Air, moisture, and light, sometimes aided by chemicals, transform the gray, unbleached fabric into cloth of snowy whiteness. Workmen sometimes make patterns in the strips by underbleaching the fabric where a dark color is desired. Some manufacturers bleach the yarn before weaving it, because the whitening process shrinks the material as much as 25 percent in weight. A FLOCK OF SHEEP GETS THE RIGHT OF WAY IN BELFAST Much to the ire of motorists, cyclists, and motormen, vehicles must halt for herds of sheep and cattle frequently encountered in busy city streets.