Chinese coolies loading a steamer at Havana / drawn by Frederic Remington.


Material Information

Chinese coolies loading a steamer at Havana / drawn by Frederic Remington.
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving, b&w ; 40 cm.
Remington, Frederic
Harper's Weekly
Place of Publication:
New York
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Indentured servants -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Chinese -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Havana (Cuba) -- 1890-1910   ( lcsh )
Periodical illustrations   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
Havana (Cuba)


General Note:
Contract laborers were imported from China to Cuba in the nineteenth century to alleviate the severe labor shortage caused by the expansion of the sugar estates. Between 1847 and 1878, approximately 145,000 Chinese arrived in the island. As they were expected to work under conditions similar to slavery, the death rate was high. By 1899, the population was reduced to 14,863. The artist, Frederic Remington, well-known for his portrayal of the Old West, began his career at Harper's Weekly. On assignment as artist and correspondent in Cuba during the 1890s, he reported on conditions on the island, as well as the Spanish American War in 1898.
General Note:
Page from Harper's Weekly, November 7, 1891, p. 877
General Note:
Digital image. 2005. 400 ppi rgb tif. 4414 x 6335 pixels. Prints. Box 24.
General Note:
All rights reserved by the source institution

Record Information

Source Institution:
HistoryMiami (formerly the Historical Museum of Southern Florida)
Holding Location:
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier:
local - 1997-230-13
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