Domestic Servant, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1827

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Image Reference

Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny, Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques (Paris, 1836), facing p. 262, fig. 3. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, “Costumes des Portenàs a la Promenade, au Bal, et a l’Eglise.” Shows dress styles for European women of Buenos Aires on different occasions; a black domestic servant (child?) next to the women is wearing formal attire and carrying what appears to be a blanket or a shawl.