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
The link no longer works. Here is another Virginia Collection of images HERE

©2013 Patricia Bixler Reber

No comments:

Post a Comment