April 22, 2017

Old Calabar with King Eyo Honesty’s Canoe and H.M.S. Rattler Saluting, 1850

Old Calabar was an important port of slave embarkation in the Bight of Benin, present-day Nigeria. The image shows the town of Ephraim, near Old Calabar, located in the background, with H.M.S. Rattler saluting King Eyo Honesty.
The Illustrated London News, 22 June 1850. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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