Slaves harvesting coffee. Rio de Janeiro Province, c. 1882.
Woman sifting coffee. Paraná, 1954-1956.
“In a farm, no spectacle is more interesting than the coffee harvest.
The blacks, men and women, go around the plantation, harvesting coffee
while the kids, charming little blacks, pick the grains they find on the floor.”
Eugène de Robiano, traveler, 1874
Women at the market. Rio de Janeiro, c. 1875.