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"The Indigo Plant Farm"

This print depicts and labels the essential components of a plantation producing indigo, a blue dye used for coloring cloth. Slaves are shown here working at different parts of the production process. In 1789, over 3,000 plantations in Saint Domingue produced indigo.

Source: DLC-RB F2001 D97 1 Jean-Baptiste du Tertre, Histoire gˇnˇrale des Antillˇs habitˇes par les Fran¨ais, 4 vols. (Paris: T. Lolly, 1667㫟).