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Photographer: Michael C. Wilcox
Caption: Charcoal Marker
Additional Description: Making charcoal.
A charcoal-burner carefully stacked 30 cords of wood and covered it with sand or soil, creating a "kiln" that was lit at points near its base. For several days and nights, he had to watch the fire and regulate the air supply to make sure that the wood charred without burning. Jefferson's enslaved charcoal-burners equaled and sometimes exceeded the usual rate of charcoal production per cord of wood.
Submitted: December 14, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p372183
File Size: 1.382 Megabytes
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