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Background imageSlave Collection: Reading the Scriptures, 1874. Creator: Thomas Waterman Wood

Reading the Scriptures, 1874. Creator: Thomas Waterman Wood
Reading the Scriptures, 1874

Background imageSlave Collection: The Old Plantation, 1800

The Old Plantation, 1800. Plantation slaves dancing in front of their wooden cabins accompanied by banjo and drum. From the collection of the Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, USA

Background imageSlave Collection: Cotton Picking, Augusta, Georgia, 1943

Cotton Picking, Augusta, Georgia, 1943. Cultivation of cotton using slaves brought huge profits to the owners of large plantations, making them some of the wealthiest men in the U.S

Background imageSlave Collection: The Dying Slave, 1513-1515. Artist: Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Dying Slave, 1513-1515. Artist: Michelangelo Buonarroti
The Dying Slave, 1513-1515. Found in the collection of the Louvre, Paris, France

Background imageSlave Collection: Suppression of the Slave Trade...running on shore of a slave-dhow to escape capture, 1869

Suppression of the Slave Trade...running on shore of a slave-dhow to escape capture, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Suppression of the Slave Trade on the east coast of Africa: running on shore of a slave-dhow to escape capture, 1869. Engraving depicting '...the running on shore of an Arab slave-dhow

Background imageSlave Collection: Suppression of the Slave Trade...coast of Africa:..H.M.S. Daphne capturing a slave-dhow, 1869

Suppression of the Slave Trade...coast of Africa:..H.M.S. Daphne capturing a slave-dhow, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Suppression of the Slave Trade on the east coast of Africa: the cutter of H.M.S. Daphne capturing a slave-dhow off Brora, 1869

Background imageSlave Collection: The Expulsion of Hagar, 1520. Creator: Jan Mostaert

The Expulsion of Hagar, 1520. Creator: Jan Mostaert
The Expulsion of Hagar, 1520. The subject depicted in the foreground of this panel, is an episode from the Old Testament, as are the other episodes depicted in the background

Background imageSlave Collection: Slave Market, 1866. Creator: Jean-Leon Gerome

Slave Market, 1866. Creator: Jean-Leon Gerome
Slave Market, 1866. A naked woman at center and man at far right are shown in a public courtyard, as prospective slave owners inspect their bodies

Background imageSlave Collection: The Last Days of the Confederate Government...Jefferson Davis bidding farewell to his escort

The Last Days of the Confederate Government...Jefferson Davis bidding farewell to his escort, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Last Days of the Confederate Government - Mr. Jefferson Davis bidding farewell to his escort two days before his capture

Background imageSlave Collection: The Last Days of the Confederate Government... Mr. Jefferson Davis signing acts...by the roadside

The Last Days of the Confederate Government... Mr. Jefferson Davis signing acts...by the roadside, 1 Creator: Unknown
The Last Days of the Confederate Government - Mr. Jefferson Davis signing acts of government by the roadside, 1865....from a sketch by our special artist...[showing] Mr

Background imageSlave Collection: A tobacco plantation, 1745. Creator: Unknown artist

A tobacco plantation, 1745. Creator: Unknown artist
A tobacco plantation, 1745. Private Collection

Background imageSlave Collection: 'Nero after the Burning of Rome', by Carl Piloty, in the late International Exhibition, 1862

"Nero after the Burning of Rome", by Carl Piloty, in the late International Exhibition, 1862. Engraving of a painting....the tyrant is represented stalking forth...to survey the desolation

Background imageSlave Collection: The War in America: the Confederates quitting Brownsville, Texas... 1864. Creator: Unknown

The War in America: the Confederates quitting Brownsville, Texas... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in America: the Confederates quitting Brownsville, Texas, on hearing of the approach of Federal transports, 1864. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. A. G. Wedge

Background imageSlave Collection: A slave catcher (Capitão do mato). From 'Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil', 1835

A slave catcher (Capitão do mato). From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil", 1835
A slave catcher (Capit£o do mato). From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil", 1835. Private Collection

Background imageSlave Collection: Nègresses de Rio-Janeiro. From 'Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil', 1835

Nègresses de Rio-Janeiro. From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil", 1835
Negresses de Rio-Janeiro. From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil", 1835. Private Collection

Background imageSlave Collection: Fishermen of Ilhéus. From 'Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil', 1835

Fishermen of Ilhéus. From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil", 1835
Fishermen of Ilheus. From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil", 1835. Private Collection

Background imageSlave Collection: Port of the Mineiros in Rio de Janeiro. From 'Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil', 1835

Port of the Mineiros in Rio de Janeiro. From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil", 1835
Port of the Mineiros in Rio de Janeiro. From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil", 1835. Private Collection

Background imageSlave Collection: Tiger hunting. From 'Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil', 1835

Tiger hunting. From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil", 1835. Creator: Rugendas, Johann Moritz (1802-1858)
Tiger hunting. From "Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil", 1835. Private Collection

Background imageSlave Collection: Portrait of Maponde, 18th century. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Perronneau

Portrait of Maponde, 18th century. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
Portrait of Maponde, 18th century

Background imageSlave Collection: Adolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi, about 1747-1822, called Badin, 1775. Creator: Gustaf Lundberg

Adolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi, about 1747-1822, called Badin, 1775. Creator: Gustaf Lundberg
Adolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi, about 1747-1822, called Badin, 1775

Background imageSlave Collection: A Panos Indian and his Wife on a Journey; Lima and the Andes, 1875. Creator: Unknown

A Panos Indian and his Wife on a Journey; Lima and the Andes, 1875. Creator: Unknown
A Panos Indian and his Wife on a Journey; Lima and the Andes, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageSlave Collection: Hawkins Point Farm, 1825-1870. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller

Hawkins Point Farm, 1825-1870. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller
Hawkins Point Farm, 1825-1870

Background imageSlave Collection: Long Time Ago; Our Contraband, 1825-1870. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller

Long Time Ago; Our Contraband, 1825-1870. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller
Long Time Ago; Our Contraband, 1825-1870

Background imageSlave Collection: Sergeant Gomez and his Slave; About the Chincha Islands, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Sergeant Gomez and his Slave; About the Chincha Islands, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Sergeant Gomez and his Slave; About the Chincha Islands, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageSlave Collection: Slave trader, 1877-1919. Creator: Marius Bauer

Slave trader, 1877-1919. Creator: Marius Bauer
Slave trader, 1877-1919

Background imageSlave Collection: Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh...1876. Creator: Unknown

Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh...1876. Creator: Unknown
Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh, from a sketch by Lieutenant Cameron in Central Africa, 1876. The painful march of a slave gang

Background imageSlave Collection: Portrait of an English slave trader, 17th century. Creator: Wright, John Michael (1617-1694)

Portrait of an English slave trader, 17th century. Creator: Wright, John Michael (1617-1694)
Portrait of an English slave trader, 17th century. Private Collection

Background imageSlave Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Maniere Dont les Maures Prennent les Esclaves, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Maniere Dont les Maures Prennent les Esclaves, c1797
Costumes de Differents Pays, Maniere Dont les Maures Prennent les Esclaves, c1797

Background imageSlave Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Esclave du Mexique, c1797. Creator: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Esclave du Mexique, c1797. Creator: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Esclave du Mexique, c1797

Background imageSlave Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Femme Esclave Mahometane, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Femme Esclave Mahometane, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Femme Esclave Mahometane, c1797

Background imageSlave Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Esclave du Mexique, c1797. Creators

Costumes de Différents Pays, Esclave du Mexique, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Esclave du Mexique, c1797

Background imageSlave Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Esclave Favori du Roi de Congo, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Esclave Favori du Roi de Congo, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Esclave Favori du Roi de Congo, c1797

Background imageSlave Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Esclave de Juida, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Esclave de Juida, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Esclave de Juida, c1797

Background imageSlave Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Negresse de Qualité de l'Isle St. Louis dans le Sénégal... c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Negresse de Qualité de l'Isle St. Louis dans le Sénégal... c1797
Costumes de Differents Pays, Negresse de Qualite de l'Isle St. Louis dans le Senegal. Accompagnee de son Esclave, c1797

Background imageSlave Collection: The Livingstone Expedition in Africa - H.M.S. 'Lynx'... 1860. Creator: Unknown

The Livingstone Expedition in Africa - H.M.S. "Lynx"... 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Livingstone Expedition in Africa - H.M.S. "Lynx", sent for the relief of the Expedition, taking in sail during a squall, 1860. Engraving from a sketch by...T. Baines, Esq

Background imageSlave Collection: Portrait of the Cock Blomhoff Family, their Wetnurse and two Enslaved Servants, 1817

Portrait of the Cock Blomhoff Family, their Wetnurse and two Enslaved Servants, 1817. Creator: Ishizaki Yushi
Portrait of the Cock Blomhoff Family, their Wetnurse and two Enslaved Servants, 1817

Background imageSlave Collection: Food, naked slave man, 1657-1659. Creator: Moses ter Borch

Food, naked slave man, 1657-1659. Creator: Moses ter Borch
Food, naked slave man, 1657-1659

Background imageSlave Collection: Accurate Map of the state and the course of Rio de Berbice... 1742

Accurate Map of the state and the course of Rio de Berbice... 1742. Creators: Jan Daniel Knapp, Hendrik de Leth
Accurate Map of the state and the course of Rio de Berbice. Located with the same Plantation in the Colony of Berbice, 1742

Background imageSlave Collection: Hairstyles, traditional styles in Ceylon, 1785-1786. Creator: Jan Brandes

Hairstyles, traditional styles in Ceylon, 1785-1786. Creator: Jan Brandes
Hairstyles, traditional styles in Ceylon, 1785-1786. Women's heads showing the hairstyle or Konde'; a merchant, a Singalese, women slaves. With inscription

Background imageSlave Collection: Dutch bridal party in Batavia, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Dutch bridal party in Batavia, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Dutch bridal party in Batavia, 1779-1785. Interior of a large space with three mirrors, Europeans and slaves

Background imageSlave Collection: Tea party in a European house in Batavia, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Tea party in a European house in Batavia, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Tea party in a European house in Batavia, 1779-1785. The European woman, seated on the right, is visiting the meztizo woman wearing a kebaja, (Southeast Asian dress)

Background imageSlave Collection: Terrace with son Jantje and Bietja, an enslaved girl, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes

Terrace with son Jantje and Bietja, an enslaved girl, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Terrace with son Jantje and Bietja, an enslaved girl, , 1784. Veranda at the house of the draftsman Jan Brandes with two chairs

Background imageSlave Collection: Living room with son Jantje and Flora, an enslaved woman, near a spinning wheel, 1784

Living room with son Jantje and Flora, an enslaved woman, near a spinning wheel, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Living room with son Jantje and Flora, an enslaved woman, near a spinning wheel, 1784. The living room of the house of the draftsman Jan Brandes. His son Jantje holds

Background imageSlave Collection: Bedroom with son Jantje and Bietja, an enslaved girl, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes

Bedroom with son Jantje and Bietja, an enslaved girl, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Bedroom with son Jantje and Bietja, an enslaved girl, 1784. Bedroom of the draftsman Jan Brandes with a bed and mosquito net, long-case clock and tricorne

Background imageSlave Collection: Portrait of Jan Valckenburgh and an Enslaved Servant, c.1660. Creator: Daniel Vertangen

Portrait of Jan Valckenburgh and an Enslaved Servant, c.1660. Creator: Daniel Vertangen
Portrait of Jan Valckenburgh and an Enslaved Servant, c.1660

Background imageSlave Collection: Count Van Ranzow's Estate, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Count Van Ranzow's Estate, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Count Van Ranzow's Estate, 1785. View from the room where I stayed'. Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Courtyard with coconut trees and a white building with a red tiled roof

Background imageSlave Collection: Merchant and an Enslaved Servant, c.1750-c.1799. Creator: Anon

Merchant and an Enslaved Servant, c.1750-c.1799. Creator: Anon
Merchant and an Enslaved Servant, c.1750-c.1799

Background imageSlave Collection: Dutch merchant with two enslaved men in a hilly landscape, 1700-1725. Creator: Unknown

Dutch merchant with two enslaved men in a hilly landscape, 1700-1725. Creator: Unknown
Dutch merchant with two enslaved men in a hilly landscape, 1700-1725



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