Custom House Negroes
This image shows a group of enslaved men pulling a wagon load of unidentified goods in front of the customs house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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. 11. Copy in The Newberry Library, Chicago.
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South America--Brazil--Rio de Janeiro
"Custom House Negroes", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 13, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/901