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Drying the Golden Bean, Grenada, 1890 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30771A/27

Scope and Contents

281 x 216 mm. A view showing the cocoa drying racks on a Grenada estate. A group of women pose in front of the racks while workers can be seen spreading the beans uniformly. After the pods are picked the beans are 'sweated' in boxes for several days to remove the surrounding pulp. They are then placed on these racks for sun-drying before being packed and transported.


  • Creation: 1890 - 1893


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from slight fading in from edges.

Related Materials

Refer to Y30771B/5-6 for other views of drying the golden bean.


This photograph was used as an illustration in: Wells, Septimus (1890), 'Historical and descriptive sketch of the island of Grenada', Kingston, Jamaica: A.W. Gardner.



Finding aid date

2003-02-21 15:58:35+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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