Sugar Boiling House/Refinery, Martinique, 1835
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).
Le Magasin Pittoresque (1835), p. 69
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