Interior of Kitchen, Sierra Leone, 1856

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The Illustrated London News (Oct. 25, 1856), vol. 29, p. 435. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

"A kitchen is a most important appendage to the domestic establishment of the Africans" (p. 436). The kitchen, described in detail on p. 436, is constructed of wattle-and-daub. Utensils include iron pots, stones on which the pots rest, bellows, pottery, basketry; poultry are also shown. See also illustration "Exterior of Kitchen, Sierra Leone", image reference ILN435b.