Female Clothing Styles, Sierra Leone, 1805
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).
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)
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