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Tread- Wheel

Tread- Wheel

Author: Phillippo, James M.

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: 1304.h.4

Item number: Page 172

Length: 19

Width: 11

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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Illustration from James Mursell Phillippo's 'Jamaica: It's Past and Present State.' It represents a room in the House of Correction and depicts the punishments suffered by the prisoners. To the left an inmate is tied up and is being lashed, and in the background a number of men and women are working the tread wheel. Their hands are tied to a pole and then the wheel is forced rounds at various speeds. If their feet slip from the wheel the men and women hang from the pole. In the foreground exhausted and injured inmates are being tended.

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