Another picture from Francisco Rodrigues Collections.
Here, the boy Arthur Gomes Leal is depicted with a slave called Monica. I’m really not sure how to translate this, so I’ll try to explain.
This slave was called “ama-de-leite” in Brazil. Wealthy women did not breastfeed their children. This task was to african slaves. So, wealthy children had their first mothers, if I can say that, in slave women. Is there a particular word for this in English?
The photo was made by João Ferreira Villella, back in 1860’s.