A Bahian Negro, Probably from Lagos, 1900s

Description

The subject's name, place of birth and time of arrival to Brazil was not recorded. However, the scarifications suggest Oyo affiliation, and it is conceivable this individual arrived to Brazil likely as a child after the final abandonment of the of capital district in Oyo in 1836. More research is being conducted to known about this subject and the photograph which was taken 1910. Given the lateness of this image, this individual was likely born and enslaved after the final abandonment of the capital city of Oyo in 1836. The scars are are still indicative of Oyo affiliation and this individual had to have arrived before the last ship arriving from the Bight of Benin in 1851.

See Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library. "A Bahian Negro; Probably from Lagos, West Africa." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1910. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-b752-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Citation

"A Bahian Negro, Probably from Lagos, 1900s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed July 30, 2021, http://yorubadiaspora.org/s/yorubadiaspora/item/3347
The subject's name, place of birth and time of arrival to Brazil was not recorded. However, the scarifications suggest Oyo affiliation, and it is conceivable this individual arrived to Brazil likely as a child after the final abandonment of the of capital district in Oyo in 1836. More research is being conducted to known about this subject and the photograph which was taken 1910. Given the lateness of this image, this individual was likely born and enslaved after the final abandonment of the capital city of Oyo in 1836. The scars are are still indicative of Oyo affiliation and this individual had to have arrived before the last ship arriving from the Bight of Benin in 1851. 

See Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library. "A Bahian Negro; Probably from Lagos, West Africa." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1910. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-b752-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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