Street Scene, St. Pierre, Martinique, 1826

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Image Reference

Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny, Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques...(Paris, 1836), facing p. 14, fig. 3. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, "Une Rue de la Martinique" (A Street in Martinique), shows a quarter in St. Pierre largely inhabited by female "Negro" and "Mulatto" ("Negresses et Mulatresses") shopkeepers (p. 24). The woman in the foreground carries goods on her head; open door of a shop showing some of goods for sale, and on the doorstep pottery vessels, including a coal-pot used for cooking.