Negroes Impelling a Canoe with the Vara & Scenery at Ponta Decho
This image shows two black men poling a canoe, while a white family and its black nursemaid enjoy the scenery along a river in Pernambuco, 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. 389. Copy in The Newberry Library, Chicago.
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