Negro mode of nursing

Negro mode of nursing

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Caption: Negro mode of nursing, 'The female is in the usual dress worn by the Negress in the occupations of the field. It consists of a chemise of cotton, confined by a girdle; sometimes, of a vest down to the waist, and a loose petticoat from thence to the knees. The neck is covered with several rows of coral and glass beads, and the ears adorned with immense earrings'. The head is bound round with a Madras handkerchief. In the hand of the figure is a tootoo ...' Image taken from West India Scenery, with illustrations of negro character, the process of making sugar, &c, from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad. Plates, with accompanying text.. Originally published in R. Jennings & Co.: London, 1836?. Author

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