Monday, October 14, 2013

Sugar Mills on Sugar Plantations


A wonderful wind mill sugar mill!  Other ways to power the rollers which pressed the sugar cane included slave labor, water wheels and farm animals.  Close-ups of mills from 1665 to 1835... 


Windmill 1823

 
Slaves working a portable mill  1834
 
Water 1762

Waterwheel 1816
 
 
Oxen driven 1665

Oxen 1798
 
Horse 1762

Horse 1835

 
For a previous posting on the sugar making process on plantations click HERE
 
Images are from Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record HERE

©2013 Patricia Bixler Reber

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