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Slave Ship Poster - detail 1

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Extract from poster: "Plan of the lower deck with the stowage of 292 slaves. 130 of these being stowed under the shelves as shewn in ­­figure D & figure 3.

 

"Plan shewing stowage of 130 additional slaves around the wings or sides of the lower deck by means of platforms or shelves (in the manner of galleries in a church) the slaves stowed on the shelves and below them have only a height of 2 feet 7 inches between the beams and far less under the beams."

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Taken on April 7, 2008