Field Negro

Field Negro

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Caption: Field Negro, '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 He carries a sort od sandal which he wears in the woods 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.' Image taken from West India Scenery, with illustrations of negro character, the process of making sugar, &c, from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad. Plates, with accompanying text.. Originally

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