Animal-Powered Sugar Mill, Martinique, 1835


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Image Reference
Magasin2

Source
Le Magasin Pittoresque (1835), p. 68

Comments
This illustration accompanies a general article on the history of sugar manufacture; the article also gives a detailed description of the processes employed at the time in the French West Indies. Shown here is a vertical, three-roller sugar mill powered by a horse or mule; enslaved women are feeding the cane stalks into the rollers (see also image Magasin3)