National Geographic : 1923 Sep
Photograph byClifton Adams THE WHEAT HARVEST OF A CORSICAN FARMER After the grain has been threshed from the heads of the wheat by the hoofs of cattle, a sieve is usedto separate thegrain from thechaff. This farmer is carefully measuring his wheat before putting it in sacks, to be taken to the granary on the back oftheburro. The type ofwooden shovel and fork shown in the illustration is said to have been introduced by the Moors. The cross in the pileofgrain isasymbol ofsupplication fora bountiful crop next year.