Working in Silver Mines, Peru 1789


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Image Reference
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Source
Richard Johnson, The history of South America (London, 1789), following p. 166. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Comments
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.