Field Negro, sugar cane in background

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Title

Field Negro, sugar cane in background

Description

The field negro is represented with the implements employed in the cultivation of the sugar cane. The hoe is used to prepare the holes for the cane cuttings, and afterwards to remove the weeds which might injure the growth of the young plants. The cutlass and crook assist him in removing the dead leaves from the stem, that it may more equally receive the benefit of the sun’s rays. He carries a sort of sandal, such as are used by the Frati of Italy, which he wears in the woods, or when employed in newly cultivated land to protect his feet from thorns. On his arm is a too-too in a coarse netting of lien, termed by the Negroes tie-tie.

Subject

Sugar; Sugar Industry; Slavery; Labourers

Identifier

D0004176

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Print

Publisher

Jennings & Co., 26 Cheapside

Citation

“Field Negro, sugar cane in background,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed January 28, 2021, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/2535.