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, <em>Histoire générale des Antilles habitées par les Français</em>, vol. 2. (Paris: T. Lolly, 1667), 107.

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

221

Original Format

Illustration

Title (French)

Indigoterie

Citation

Jean-Baptiste du Tertre, “The Indigo Plant Farm,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 13, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/225.