Branding a Negro Woman

Description

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.

Source

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.

Date Created

Unknown

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

H020

Spatial Coverage

North America--Virginia

Citation

"Branding a Negro Woman", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 27, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1976
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.
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