Women Carrying Pots on their Heads

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This untitled, circular vignette shows a woman carrying pots with a man sitting and leaning against a tree.
Anna Martin Hinderer (1827–1870) was a British missionary to Ibadan in Nigeria. In 1852, she and her husband, David, set out to establish a new mission in the Bight of Benin hinterland. Anna briefly stayed at Abeokuta. In 1853, she arrived in Ibadan where they built a Christian settlement. In the 1850s, David estimated Ibadan's population was around 55,000. Anna would teach in the school that they built and she would run the mission when David was away preaching or trying to translate the New Testament. Her husband could speak Yoruba and he was on good terms with the local dignitaries. This advantage meant that the children of local chiefs attended and sometimes boarded at the school which Anna ran. The first two Christian converts were Yejide and Akielle who were the son and daughter of a local chief.

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"Women Carrying Pots on their Heads", 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/3444
This untitled, circular vignette shows a woman carrying pots with a man sitting and leaning against a tree. 
Anna Martin Hinderer (1827–1870) was a British missionary to Ibadan in Nigeria. In 1852, she and her husband, David, set out to establish a new mission in the Bight of Benin hinterland. Anna briefly stayed at Abeokuta. In 1853, she arrived in Ibadan where they built a Christian settlement. In the 1850s, David estimated Ibadan's population was around 55,000. Anna would teach in the school that they built and she would run the mission when David was away preaching or trying to translate the New Testament. Her husband could speak Yoruba and he was on good terms with the local dignitaries. This advantage meant that the children of local chiefs attended and sometimes boarded at the school which Anna ran. The first two Christian converts were Yejide and Akielle who were the son and daughter of a local chief.
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