Native Cane Grinders in Sunny Florida
Collection: America

Title

Native Cane Grinders in Sunny Florida

Subject

Sugar workers

Description

On verso:
No. 299. NATIVE CANE GRINDERS IN SUNNY FLORIDA.
China probably was the first country in which sugar cane in remote antiquity was cultivated and its produce manufactured. In the year A. D. 500 white sugar is mentioned as being shipped from India to Europe. In the eighth century sugar cane was extensively grown in the Nile delta. From Syria sugar was exported to France in the twelfth century, and from there it was transported into Holland and Germany. Soon after the discovery of America sugar cane was introduced into San Domingo, from where it spread to Cuba and gradually to all the surrounding islands and mainlands. Jesuits brought it to Louisiana in 1675.
Sugar cane grows from five to fifteen feet high and one to two inches thick. It is a perennial plant and is generally propagated by cuttings. It grows best in alluvial soil. Cane has about eight months to produce sugar in this country, and the harvesting season is from October to January. The cane is cut near the ground, the leaves stripped off, the top cutoff at the last matured joint, and the canes put into large bundles, which are taken to the mill, where they are cut up and passed through rollers, which extract the juice.
A8523

Creator

[Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)]

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Date

ca. 1890-1900

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

299



Citation
[Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)], “Native Cane Grinders in Sunny Florida,” Digital Canton, accessed January 18, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/600.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches