Winnowing House on the Mansfield Plantation | History of SC Slide Collection

Winnowing House on the Mansfield Plantation
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Winnowing house on the Mansfield Plantation in Georgetown County. Rice was brought into the upper story of the winnowing house, and was slowly sifted through a hole in the floor. As the heavier kernels dropped to the ground floor below, the breeze blew the loose chaff away.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress.