Animal-Powered Sugar Mill, 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. Shown here is a vertical, three-roller sugar mill powered by a horse or mule; enslaved women are feeding the cane stalks into the rollers (see also image Magasin3)
Le Magasin Pittoresque (1835), p. 68
Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.
"Animal-Powered Sugar Mill, Martinique, 1835", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 15, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1036