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. 270, fig. 3. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, “Dames de Buenas Ayres dans Leur Intérieur,” shows a black servant or slave, a boy (“un petit negre”) standing next to two upper class European women in their home; the barefoot boy wears striped pants and is “awaiting the orders of his young mistresses” (p. 270).