Working in Silver Mines, Peru 1789
Captioned Slaves at Work in the Silver Mines of Peru, depicts several blacks wielding pick-axes to extract ore, another crushing the ore in a vessel, and a third working the bellows for a European smelter; a second European supervising.
Richard Johnson, The history of South America (London, 1789), following p. 166. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)
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