Casa de calderas del ingenio Santa Susana
"Boiling House of the Sugar Plantation Santa Susana" (caption translation). This image shows the interior of a factory with enslaved people in foreground feeding sugar cane refuse into the furnaces. The accompanying text gives information on location, ownership, technical features of sugar production and similar data. The plantation had 632 enslaved laborers, plus 20 Chinese, and 34 Yucatecos. These people were housed in two barracks of 3.55 square meters each. Justo German Cantero (1815-1871) was born in Trinidad, Cuba. The image shown here is from the 1984 reprint which only reproduces, on a smaller scale, 13 of the 28 colored lithographs found in the original 1857 edition. Images in the latter can be viewed on the British Library website, Images Online.
Justo German Cantero, Los ingenios: Colección de vistas de los principales ingenios de azucar de la Isla de Cuba (Havana, 1857); reprinted Barcelona, 1984, edited by Levi Marrero.
Cantero, Justo German
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"Casa de calderas del ingenio Santa Susana", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 23, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1336