Interior of Sugar Mill, Pernambuco, Brazil, early 1850s

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The Illustrated London News (September 9, 1854), vol. 25, p. 232.

Accompanies an article, "Sugar Manufacture in Brazil," which discusses the "application of novel machinery to the manufacture of" sugar: the article describes this new machinery, introduced to Brazil in 1851 or 1852, and the illustration shows "two black women . . . feeding the mill with canes, which others are bringing from a heap shown on the right . . . where they have been thrown from the carts."