Free Woman of Color, Martinique, 1826

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Image Reference

Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny, Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques...(Paris, 1836), facing p. 19, fig. 2. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, "Une Mulatresse," the woman is depicted lounging on a divan wearing a long dress, blouse, and head-tie.