Branding an Enslaved Woman, no date


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Image Reference
H020

Source
The Negro in Virginia. Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Project Administration in the State of Virginia (New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1940), following p. 52.

Comments
Caption, "Branding a Negro Woman"; scene on a beach, a woman on her knees being branded on her back by a white man; several African and European onlookers with a ship in background. Neither the location of the scene nor the original source are identified; perhaps the drawing was done specifically for the WPA project. For details on branding, see image reference H006 on this website.