Female Clothing Styles, Sierra Leone, 1805

Description

Caption, Negresses of Sierra Leone shows two women, fully dressed with long skirts and blouses, both wearing bead necklaces; one has an elaborate head-tie, the wears what appears to be a European top hat. The author, a surgeon aboard the Favourite, made the various sketches from which the accompanying engravings have been produced . . . the drawings and portraits were made on the spot (pp. iii-iv).

Source

Francis B. Spilsbury, Account of a voyage to the Western coast of Africa; performed by His Majesty's sloop Favourite, in the year 1805 (London, 1807), facing p.21 (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Spil03

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Rivers

Citation

"Female Clothing Styles, Sierra Leone, 1805", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1581
Caption, Negresses of Sierra Leone shows two women, fully dressed with long skirts and blouses, both wearing bead necklaces; one has an elaborate head-tie, the wears what appears to be a European top hat. The author, a surgeon aboard the Favourite, made the various sketches from which the accompanying engravings have been produced . . . the drawings and portraits were made on the spot (pp. iii-iv).
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