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The Indigo Plant Farm

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Title

The Indigo Plant Farm

Description

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.

Creator

Jean-Baptiste du Tertre

Source

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Date

1667-1671

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/221/
Jean-Baptiste du Tertre, Histoire générale des Antilles habitées par les Français, vol. 2. (Paris: T. Lolly, 1667), 107.

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

221
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Philosophie, histoire, sciences de l'homme, 4-lk12-12 (2)

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Original Format

Illustration

Title (French)

Indigoterie