Diorama of the Zeezigt Coffee and Cotton Plantation, Gerrit Schouten, c. 1815 - c. 1821
In the mid-19th century, almost 800 men, women and children held in slavery worked on the Zeezigt coffee and cotton plantation. Yet only a few of them are to be seen in the diorama. They sweep the coffee-drying floor, spread the cotton in the sun and work in the carpentry workshop. Schouten also depicted an overseer on horseback taking a fugitive man back to the plantation.