Africans Liberated 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. 180

Caption, "Group of slave -children on board the 'Daphne' shows some of the 95 children taken from a slaving vessel in the waters off Zanzibar." 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 National Archives, London (formerly, Public Record Office), FO 84/1310.