Peddlers or Hawkers, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1819-1820

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This record was last updated on 19 Feb 2016

Image Reference

Henry Chamberlain, Views and costumes of the city and neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from drawings taken by Lieutenant Chamberlain, Royal Artillery, during the years 1819 and 1820, with descriptive explanations (London, 1822). The illustration shown here is taken from the Brazilian (Portuguese) edition, Vistas e costumes de cidade e arredores do Rio de Janeiro em 1819-1820 (Livaria Kosmos, Rio de Janeiro, 1943), p. 45 (plate 36 in the 1822 London edition).

Caption, "Largo Da Gloria," shows the types of people that might be found on a street in this suburb of Rio. The people depicted, from left to right, are a man carrying a load of wood on his head, while "amusing himself" by playing a "madimba de Btsch