Vertical-Roller Sugar Mill, British West Indies, 1840s

Description

Laborers feeding cane stalks into mill rollers. Image accompanies article, Sugar Cultivation in the West Indies. Although about a decade after slave emancipation in the British West Indies, this scene (one of four in the article) can easily serve for the later slave period. This same illustration and accompanying article appeared in Ballou's Pictorial (Boston); however, the Ballou article specifies that the locale is Jamaica and that the engraving was made from the designs of an artist who resided for a long time in that island.

Source

The Illustrated London News (June 9, 1849), vol. 14, p. 388; see also Ballou's Pictorial (Feb. 10, 1855), pp. 84-85.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0275

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean

Citation

"Vertical-Roller Sugar Mill, British West Indies, 1840s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 13, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1088
Laborers feeding cane stalks into mill rollers. Image accompanies article, Sugar Cultivation in the West Indies.  Although about a decade after slave emancipation in the British West Indies, this scene (one of four in the article) can easily serve for the later slave period. This same illustration and accompanying article appeared in Ballou's Pictorial (Boston); however, the Ballou article specifies that the locale is Jamaica and that the engraving was made from the designs of an artist who resided for a long time in that island.
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