Sugar Cane Cultivation, British West Indies (Jamaica?), 1840s
Field gang of men and women, digging cane holes in preparation for planting. 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.
The Illustrated London News (June 9, 1849), vol. 14, p. 388; see also Ballou's Pictorial (Feb. 10, 1855), pp. 84-85.
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