A Brazilian Sesta, or Afternoon Nap

Description

This image shows enslaved female fanning a white woman while she naps, while a black child sitting on the floor. James Henderson (c. 1783-1848) was a British traveler who traveled all through Brazil between 1819 and 1820. He made all of his sketches from his observations.

Source

James Henderson, A History of the Brazil. . . (London, 1821), facing p. 346. Copy in The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Creator

Henderson, James

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

HENDERSON2

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil

Citation

"A Brazilian Sesta, or Afternoon Nap", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/470
This image shows enslaved female fanning a white woman while she naps, while a black child sitting on the floor. James Henderson (c. 1783-1848) was a British traveler who traveled all through Brazil between 1819 and 1820. He made all of his sketches from his observations.
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