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  • Kc Smelser

    Lady and her slaves, province of Bahia in Brazil, 19th c

  • Erin Newcomb

    "Lady in a litter being carried by her slaves", province of São Paulo in Brazil, ca.1860. They are actually manumitted slaves. They borrowed the clothes and the picture is actually a sign of wealth. Furthermore, it's actually a reversal in that the woman is sitting in the litter as an act of freedom and success after slavery (to be sitting where her oppressors once sat). It's a posed photograph and statement about being manumitted rather than a picture of a woman posing with her slaves.

  • Terri Irvin

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

  • Bella Vida by Letty

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

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