Carts with Hogsheads of Sugar, British West Indies, 1840s


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This record was last updated on 26 Jan 2015

Image Reference
NW0273

Source
The Illustrated London News (June 9, 1849), vol. 14, p. 388; see also Ballou's Pictorial (Feb. 10, 1855), pp. 84-85.

Comments
Carters with oxen teams and hogsheads of sugar to be shipped. Image accompanies article, "Sugar Cultivation in the West Indies. " Although about a decade after slave emancipation in the British West Indies, this scene (one of four in the article) can easily serve for the later slave period. This same illustration and accompanying article appeared in Ballou's Pictorial (Boston); however, the Ballou article specifies that the locale is Jamaica and that the engraving was made "from the designs of an artist who resided for a long time in that island."