Gold Production, Colombia, 1826


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Source
Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny, Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques (Paris, 1836), facing p. 78, fig. 4. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Caption, “Mines de la Vega de Supia.” The author describes how the gold ore is extracted and processed; the latter mainly the labor of black women, one of whom is shown with an infant child in a basket on her back (p. 90).