Five Female Slaves Go to Church on a Holiday

Pierre Jacques Benoit, “Cinq femmes esclaves se rendant à leur église un jour de fête” (Five female slaves go to church on a holiday). The figures are identified, left to right at top, as a Moravian, a Calvinist, and a creole woman going to Palm Sunday services, a Jewess, and a Lutheran. Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library.

From Voyage à Surinam: Description des possessions Néerlandaises dans la Guyane (Brussels: Société des Beaux-Arts, 1839).

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