Diamond Washing, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1812


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Image Reference
MAWE

Source
John Mawe, Travels in the Interior of Brazil, particularly in the gold and diamond districts of that country . . . (London, 1812; Philadelphia, 1816), facing title page. (Copy of 1812 ed. in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University; of 1816, in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Caption, "view of Negroes washing for diamonds at Mandango on the river Jigitonhonha [Jeguitinhonha] in Cerro do Frio [Serro Frio]"; line of slaves at work, with white overseers/guards. This image was perhaps derived from one done in the eighteenth century; see Julio05 on this website.