Media Information

Collection name:
JCB Archive of Early American Images
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Record number :
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Image title :
[Stages of growth of sugar cane]
Place image published :
Image publisher :
Smith, Elder & Co. Cornhill
Image date :
Image function :
fold-out plate 1; following p. 26
Technique :
Image dimension height :
19 cm.
Image dimension width :
53 cm.
Page dimension height :
21.4 cm.
Page dimension width :
54.5 cm.
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Description :
Various stages of growth of the sugarcane plant. Cuttings, flowers, petals, seeds, and leaves are shown. Items are numbered and lettered for identification in the text.
Source creator :
Porter, George Richardson, 1792-1852
Source Title :
The nature and properties of the sugar cane; with practical directions for the improvement of its culture, and the manufacture of its products.
Source place of publication :
Source publisher :
Smith, Elder, and Co., 65, Cornhill.
Source date :
MDCCCXXX. [1830]
notes :
George Richardson Porter was a leading statistician, political economist, and founding member of the London Statistical Society. In 1834 he became superintendent of a statistical department in the extended Board of Trade, becoming joint permanent secretary in the Board of Trade in 1847. Earlier in his life, he had tried trading in sugar. See Dutrône de La Couture, Précis sur la canne et sur les moyens d'en extraire le sel essentiel, Paris, 1790 (#69-18-1) for the source of this image.
Time Period :
Provenance/Donor :
Acquired in 1974.
Owner and copyright :
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area :
Caribbean Islands
Subject Area :
Flora and fauna
Subject headings :
Sugar growing--Caribbean area
Subject headings :
Sugarcane--Caribbean area

[Stages of growth of sugar cane]