Vertical-Roller Sugar Mill, British West Indies, 1840s

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Image Reference

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

Laborers feeding cane stalks into mill rollers. 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."