Branding a Negro Woman
This scene on a beach shows a woman on her knees being branded on her back by a white man with several African and European onlookers with a ship in the background. Neither the location of the scene nor the original source were identified. Perhaps the drawing was done specifically for the Works Project Administration in Virginia. For details on branding, see image H006.
The Negro in Virginia. Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Project Administration in the State of Virginia (New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1940), following p. 52.
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"Branding a Negro Woman", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 30, 2023, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1976