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    Senhora Escravos being carried by her slaves, São Paulo, Brazil, ca. 1860

  • Jill

    A lady with two slaves, in Bahia, Brazil, 1860 (Link to more photos)

  • Terri Irvin

    1860. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lady being carried by her slaves.

  • Ralph Scheible

    Lady in the litter with two slaves in Bahia, Brazil, ca. 1860.

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