Domestic Servant, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1827


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Image Reference
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Source
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)

Comments
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.