Sugar Factory, Plantation Asuncion, Cuba, 1857


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Image Reference
Cantero2

Source
Justo German Cantero, Los ingenios: coleccion de vistas de los principales ingenios de azucar de la Isla de Cuba (Havana, 1857); reprinted Barcelona, 1984, edited by Levi Marrero.

Comments
Shows interior of sugar factory with machinery and enslaved laborers engaged in various tasks. The accompanying text gives information on the plantation's location, ownership, technical features of sugar production and similar data. There were 400 slaves on the plantation. The image shown here is from the 1984 reprint which only reproduces, on a smaller scale, 13 of the 28 colored lithographs found in the original 1857 edition; images in the latter can be viewed on the British Library website, "Images Online."