Diamond Washing, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1812

Description

Caption, view of Negroes washing for diamonds at Mandango on the river Jigitonhonha [Jeguitinhonha] in Cerro do Frio [Serro Frio]; line of slaves at work, with white overseers/guards. This image was perhaps derived from one done in the eighteenth century; see Julio05 on this website.

Source

John Mawe, Travels in the Interior of Brazil, particularly in the gold and diamond districts of that country . . . (London, 1812; Philadelphia, 1816), facing title page. (Copy of 1812 ed. in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University; of 1816, in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

MAWE

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil--Minas Gerais

Citation

"Diamond Washing, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1812 ", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 15, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/904
Caption, view of Negroes washing for diamonds at Mandango on the river Jigitonhonha [Jeguitinhonha] in Cerro do Frio [Serro Frio]; line of slaves at work, with white overseers/guards. This image was perhaps derived from one done in the eighteenth century; see Julio05 on this website.
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