Porters with Hogshead, Brazil, 1816-1831


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Image Reference
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Source
Jean Baptiste Debret, Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Bresil (Paris,1834-39), vol. 2, plate 36, p. 113 (top). (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Comments
This illustration shows a group of eight men, dressed in various clothing styles, carrying a large hogshead slung from poles on their shoulders. The engravings in this book were taken from drawings made by Debret during his residence in Brazil from 1816 to 1831. See also, image kidder3 which is derived from the one shown here. For watercolors by Debret of scenes in Brazil, some of which were incorporated into his Voyage Pittoresque, see Jean Baptiste Debret, Viagem Pitoresca e Historica ao Brasil (Editora Itatiaia Limitada, Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1989; a reprint of the 1954 Paris edition, edited by R. De Castro Maya).