Interior of Sugar Mill, Pernambuco, Brazil, early 1850s

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The Illustrated London News (September 9, 1854), vol. 25, p. 232. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Accompanies an article, "Sugar Manufacture in Brazil," which discusses the "application of novel machinery to the manufacture of" sugar: the article describes this new machinery, introduced to Brazil in 1851 or 1852, and the illustration shows "two black women . . . feeding the mill with canes, which others are bringing from a heap shown on the right . . . where they have been thrown from the carts."