Negress Carrying her Young

Description

This image depicts a mother carrying her child on her back in Brazil. Harper's Weekly provides no specific information on this illustration, but it appears to have been derived from a photograph taken by Jose Christiano de Freitas Henriques Junior, a Portuguese-born cameraman, who produced dozens of portraits of slaves in his Rio studio in the 1860s. For a copy of the original photograph and other details on Junior and his photographs of enslaved Brazilians, see Robert Levine, Faces of Brazilian Slavery: The Cartes de Visite of Christiano Junior, The Americas, vol. 47 (1990), pp. 127-159; particularly p. 147. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.

Source

Harper's Weekly (Oct. 21, 1865), p. 664.

Date Created

1865

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

HW0034

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil--Rio de Janeiro

Citation

"Negress Carrying her Young", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 21, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/661
This image depicts a mother carrying her child on her back in Brazil. Harper's Weekly provides no specific information on this illustration, but it appears to have been derived from a photograph taken by Jose Christiano de Freitas Henriques Junior, a Portuguese-born cameraman, who produced dozens of portraits of slaves in his Rio studio in the 1860s. For a copy of the original photograph and other details on Junior and his photographs of enslaved Brazilians, see Robert Levine, Faces of Brazilian Slavery: The Cartes de Visite of Christiano Junior, The Americas, vol. 47 (1990), pp. 127-159; particularly p. 147. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.
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