Fish Seller, Brazil, 1860s

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This record was last updated on 10 Feb 2017

Image Reference

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

Caption, "Fish-monger and his Dulcinea"; both carry their wares on their heads. 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); thanks to Marie Francois for her identification of this source. For other images on this website that probably derive from Junior’s photographs, see HW0032 and HW0034.