versión impresa ISSN 0121-7550
SILVA VASCONCELLOS, Christianne. Pictures of some amas-de-leite in Bahia. Visual evidence of the african roots in the Brazilian slavish family. Nómadas [online]. 2011, n.35, pp. 119-137. ISSN 0121-7550.
This article presents a historical analysis of production and use of pictures of african people and afro descendants, done in Brazil between 1840, when the technique was first used in the country, and 1920, when the first pictures were still in circulation. three repetitive issues in the Brazilian 19th century are analyzed with visual evidence: the spreading of the european scientific racism theories through pictures, the creation of the urban typology in slavish cities, and the nurses (amas-de-leite) as cultural agents in the colonial family in Bahía.
Palabras llave : african and afro descendant nurses (amas-de-leite); 19th century photography; scientific racialism in Brazil; Bahian historiography; women.