Woman Carrying Goods, Bridgetown, Barbados, 1835

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Image Reference

[Lt.] John Money Carter, Views in the Island of Barbados, on Stone Drawings taken in . . . 1835 (London, 1836). (Copy in Barbados Museum)

Enlargement of section of engraving, showing woman carrying a basket and wooden tray on her head; several other people in background also "heading" goods, children on left, and a very common form of domestic pottery on left. Clothing styles of period are also apparent. "Heading" of goods very widespread among New World populations of African origin.