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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of the lavender harvest including women at work.

  • Description

    "While the quaint street cry of the lavender seller is heard less and less, the demand for lavender does not diminish.... and the harvest is a busy time."

    Scenic shot of lavender field. Shot is framed with a semicircular mask. Camera pans across the landscape to reveal group of people picking lavender. C/U of man's hands as he picks. He uses a small hand tool to cut the lavender. The lavender is stacked in piles.

    "Sweet, blooming lavender... being cut and packed ready for the market." L/S of picturesque group packing lavender in the field under a canopy. Closer view shows the men and women tying the lavender into bundles. C/U of the guillotine used to cut the ends off the lavender. Various shots of the lavender being packed into wicker boxes. The boxes are stacked onto the back of a lorry.

    Nicely shot.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 535.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    946.02
    Media URN:
    16804
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:14:00 / 01:06:20:00
    Canister:
    EP 220

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