A Brazilian Sesta, or Afternoon Nap
This image shows enslaved female fanning a white woman while she naps, while a black child sitting on the floor. James Henderson (c. 1783-1848) was a British traveler who traveled all through Brazil between 1819 and 1820. He made all of his sketches from his observations.
James Henderson, A History of the Brazil. . . (London, 1821), facing p. 346. Copy in The Newberry Library, Chicago.
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"A Brazilian Sesta, or Afternoon Nap", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 23, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/470