An Abeokuta Carrier
Mary Ann Serrett Barber wrote her book about the farming village, Osiele, to the east of Abeokuta. She never traveled to West Africa. She compiled her materials from the journals and letters of Henry Townsend, who was based at Abeokuta between 1846 and 1867; and Charles Andrew Gollmer who was based there between 1845 and 1861. They worked closely with Samuel Ajayi Crowther. This engraving is a depiction of man carrying various items on his head. He balances the load by holding a string hanging off the front.
"An Abeokuta Carrier", 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/3468