Africans Rescued from a Slave Ship, East Africa, 1869

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Image Reference

George L. Sulivan, Dhow chasing in Zanzibar waters and on the eastern coast of Africa (London, 1873), facing p. 171

Caption, "Group of 322 liberated Africans on the deck of the 'Daphne'; these Africans were taken from several different slaving vessels." The "Daphne" was a British naval vessel assigned to intercept slavers along the east African coast. Although dealing with the East African slave trade, this illustration is evocative of scenes that occurred on Atlantic slaving ships. The original of this photo was taken in 1869 and is located in the The National Archives, London (formerly, Public Record Office), FO 84/1310.