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Horsemen at a farm at Hirn, Banchory
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Horsemen at a farm at Hirn, Banchory

Historic Photographs
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Horsemen at a farm at Hirn, Banchory
Historic Photographs
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Horsemen at a farm at Hirn, Banchory
Since farmwork was entirely dependent on horses and horsemen a great deal of pride was taken in them. It was common in the early 1900's for itinerant photographers to travel around to take photos of the farm workers. Here we see three horsemen with their pairs of Clydesdales. Farmworkers had a strict division of labour so that cattlemen did not work with horses and vice versa. Horsemen had their own hierarchy - the most experienced man would be first horseman and the other took their place down to the youngest and least experienced. The first horseman would lead out to the fields and the others followed in order and they would work the fields in the same manner. Even when all the wortkers were hoeing fields horseman would outrank cattlemen.
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Aberdeen Local Studies
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