Ethiopian Slave Girl – 1880s

The Arab slave trade was a big deal in Ethiopia in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

This young woman was photographed in Mogadishu in 1881-82. Slavery was abolished by the Italian occupying forces in 1935.



2 thoughts on “Ethiopian Slave Girl – 1880s

  1. juliecrombe says:

    Beautiful photograph!

  2. Marilyn Zylstra says:

    We ask permission to use this image in an upcoming book on Primitive Money of Africa. Please email. A small printing of c. 300 copies.

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