Sugar Boiling House/Refinery, Martinique, 1835

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Le Magasin Pittoresque (1835), p. 69

This illustration accompanies a general article on the history of sugar manufacture; the article also gives a detailed description of the processes employed at the time in the French West Indies. This view of the boiling house shows enslaved workers working with their large ladles moving the crystallized sugar from one "copper" to another (see also image Magasin2).