Arab Slave Ship in the Mediterranean, 1874

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Harper’s Weekly, Vol. 18 (April 25, 1874)

Captioned “The Slave-Ship—Sighting an English Cruiser,” shows the deck of a dhow with captives aboard. No information is given on the source of this image, but a brief accompanying paragraph reports “this sketch represents a slave ship in the Mediterranean, near the coast of Africa, where a large cargo of slaves has been taken on board. In the distance an English cruiser is sighted, and the officers of the slave ship are preparing to hoist sale and try to make their escape.”