Street Scene, St. Pierre, Martinique, 1826

Description

Caption, Une Rue de la Martinique (A Street in Martinique), shows a quarter in St. Pierre largely inhabited by female Negro and Mulatto (Negresses et Mulatresses) shopkeepers (p. 24). The woman in the foreground carries goods on her head; open door of a shop showing some of goods for sale, and on the doorstep pottery vessels, including a coal-pot used for cooking.

Source

Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny, Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amèriques...(Paris, 1836), facing p. 14, fig. 3. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

NW0307

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Martinique

Citation

"Street Scene, St. Pierre, Martinique, 1826", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 17, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/749
Caption, Une Rue de la Martinique (A Street in Martinique), shows a quarter in St. Pierre largely inhabited by female Negro and Mulatto (Negresses et Mulatresses) shopkeepers (p. 24). The woman in the foreground carries goods on her head; open door of a shop showing some of goods for sale, and on the doorstep pottery vessels, including a coal-pot used for cooking.
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