North Carolina

Description

This engraving illustrates the fabrication of turpentine as men drain sap from trees into barrels. According to the accompanying text, "The yeoman with the axe has been engaged in tapping [one of] these pines to obtain the crude turpentine . . . . The Negro hands are busy in directing its flow into the bung-holes of the barrels rolled against the trees for this purpose. A Negro in the middle distance is making an incision in the bole of a pine tree with an axe. . . the turpentine in the form of tar and pitch is exported in great quantities" (p. 289). Frederick Gleason (1817-1896) was a writer and publisher. He co-founded an illustrated periodical called Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion in Boston, Massachusetts in 1851. The publication name was changed to Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, after the other co-founder, managing editor, writer and publisher, Maturin Murray Ballou (1820–1895), bought out the interest of Gleason in 1855.

Source

Anonymous, "North Carolina," in Ballou's Pictorial, vol. VIII (May 12, 1855), p. 289.

Date Created

1855

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Ballou8-289

Spatial Coverage

North America--North Carolina

Citation

"North Carolina", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 17, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2273
This engraving illustrates the fabrication of turpentine as men drain sap from trees into barrels. According to the accompanying text, "The yeoman with the axe has been engaged in tapping [one of] these pines to obtain the crude turpentine . . . . The Negro hands are busy in directing its flow into the bung-holes of the barrels rolled against the trees for this purpose. A Negro in the middle distance is making an incision in the bole of a pine tree with an axe. . . the turpentine in the form of tar and pitch is exported in great quantities" (p. 289). Frederick Gleason (1817-1896) was a writer and publisher. He co-founded an illustrated periodical called Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion in Boston, Massachusetts in 1851. The publication name was changed to Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, after the other co-founder, managing editor, writer and publisher, Maturin Murray Ballou (1820–1895), bought out the interest of Gleason in 1855.
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