Slave House and Cooking, Guadeloupe, French West Indies, late 1840s

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This record was last updated on 18 Jun 2009

Image Reference

Le Magasin Pittoresque (1851), p. 195

Captioned, "Paysage a la Guadeloupe", this engraving is based on a drawing by Karl Girardet. Shown is a rural scene, with two wood houses (wattle and daub ?) with thatched roofs in the background and two blacks cooking in an iron (?) pot over an open fire in the foreground; a white onlooker is on the right. The illustration accompanies a brief article on the history of slavery in the French West Indies which ended in 1848 (pp. 194-195).