Carters Transporting Goods, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1850s

Description

Captioned, The Rio team (now abolished), this illustration shows a group of five stalwart Africans pulling and pushing a dray or low cart heavily loaded with goods that were recently unloaded from a ship. Formerly, the author writes, all this labor was performed by human hands, and scarcely a cart or a dray was used in the city, unless . . . it was drawn by Negroes. Carts and wagons propelled by horse-power are now quite common . . . (p. 29). The same illustration appears in later editions of this work, e.g., 1866 (6th ed.), 1879 (9th ed.).

Source

Daniel P. Kidder, Brazil and the Brazilians, portrayed in historical and descriptive sketches (Philadelphia, 1857), p. 28. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Creator

Kidder, Daniel P.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

kidder4

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil--Rio de Janeiro

Citation

"Carters Transporting Goods, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1850s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 18, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2888
Captioned, The Rio team (now abolished), this illustration shows a group of five stalwart Africans pulling and pushing a dray or low cart heavily loaded with goods that were recently unloaded from a ship. Formerly, the author writes, all this labor was performed by human hands, and scarcely a cart or a dray was used in the city, unless . . . it was drawn by Negroes. Carts and wagons propelled by horse-power are now quite common . . . (p. 29). The same illustration appears in later editions of this work, e.g., 1866 (6th ed.), 1879 (9th ed.).
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