Ingenio La Ponina
"Sugar Plantation La Ponina" (caption translation). This image shows the interior of a sugar factory with enslaved workers at various tasks. They are dressed in white shirts and trousers. The accompanying text gives information on location, ownership, technical features of sugar production and similar data. The plantation had 500 laborers, including enslaved Africans and Chinese wage-laborers. These groups were housed separately, the slaves in a barracks of about 7.1 square meters. 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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"Ingenio La Ponina", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1338