Slave Coffle, Senegambia, early 19th cent.
Caption:Negres de traite en voyage (Enslaved Negroes in Travel). This is supposed to depict a scene in the Senegal region showing enslaved Africans being taken to the coast for sale; note, the forked logs or tree branches around their necks, a common way in which slaves were linked in coffles.
A. [Abel] Hugo, France pittoresque ou description pittoresque, topographique et statistique des départments et colonies de la France (Paris, 1835), vol. 3, facing p. 270 (bottom). (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)
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