Black youths plant, cultivate, and harvest indigo

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[Black youths plant, cultivate, and harvest indigo.]. Description: [top] Enslaved Black youths or boys till the soil using a plow pulled by other Black people. Behind them girls plant seeds. [middle top] Black slaves excavate holes to plant seeds while others use hoes to cultivate the field. [middle bottom] Black men use hooks or knives to cut the indigo crop while others bundle the stalks and carry them away. [bottom] Various tools used in indigo production in the Americas, including hoes, knife or machete, rakes, cup or sieve, and shears.Items in the image are lettered and numbered for identification in preceding text. Source creator: Velloso, José Mariano da Conceiçao, 1742-1811. Source title: [Fazendeiro do Brazil] O fazendeiro do Brazil ... Tom. II. Parte I. Source place of publication: Lisboa [Lisbon]. Source publisher: Na Impressam Regia. Source date: 1806. Record number: 72-196-23.

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