Moulin à presser la canne à sucre

Description

"Mill for Pressing Sugar Cane" (caption translation). This engraving shows enslaved people feeding sugar cane into the rollers of a water-powered mill (on the left) and a cattle mill with vertical rollers (on the right). Pierre Jacques Benoit (1782-1854) was a Belgian artist, who visited the Dutch colony of Suriname on his own initiative for several months in 1831. He stayed in Paramaribo, but visited plantations, maroon communities and indigenous villages inland.

Source

"Figure 57" in Pierre Jacques Benoit, Voyage à Surinam; description des possessions néerlandaises dans la Guyane (Bruxelles: Société des Beaux-Arts de Wasme et Laurent, 1839).

Creator

Benoit, Pierre Jacques

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

BEN-A

Spatial Coverage

South America--Suriname

Citation

"Moulin à presser la canne à sucre", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 2, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2319
"Mill for Pressing Sugar Cane" (caption translation). This engraving shows enslaved people feeding sugar cane into the rollers of a water-powered mill (on the left) and a cattle mill with vertical rollers (on the right). Pierre Jacques Benoit (1782-1854) was a Belgian artist, who visited the Dutch colony of Suriname on his own initiative for several months in 1831. He stayed in Paramaribo, but visited plantations, maroon communities and indigenous villages inland.
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