River Mining of Diamonds, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1826

Description

Caption, Lavage des Diamans; shows group of enslaved males, wearing loin cloths, panning for diamonds; several European overseers watching over them. Location in the Diamond District, Serro Frio (Cerro-do-Frio). The author describes the process of gathering diamonds, how people can be rewarded for their finds as well as the severity of punishments for stealing (pp. 178-179).

Source

Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny, Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amèriques...(Paris, 1836), facing p. 163. (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

NW0311

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil--Minas Gerais

Citation

"River Mining of Diamonds, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1826", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 26, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/920
Caption, Lavage des Diamans; shows group of enslaved males, wearing loin cloths, panning for diamonds; several European overseers watching over them. Location in the Diamond District, Serro Frio (Cerro-do-Frio). The author describes the process of gathering diamonds, how people can be rewarded for their finds as well as the severity of punishments for stealing (pp. 178-179).
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