Figure Advertising the “Hamburg Slave Fund” (1650 - 1675)

Abstract

This wooden figure depicting a Hamburg sailor in chains draws attention to the plight of seafarers from Hamburg who had been captured and enslaved by the North African, so-called “Barbary States” (modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya). The “Hamburg Slave Funds” established in 1624 organized collections of donations to buy the enslaved sailors from Hamburg their freedom.

Source

Source: Figure from the Hamburg Slave Fund, Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, 1650-1675, in: Hamburg as a Hub of Trade, 1500-1842, SHMH (Anna Symanczyk, Martina Fritz), no date, https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/_/8wEM3qgBqfcRug

Figure Advertising the “Hamburg Slave Fund” (1650 - 1675), published in: German History Intersections, <https://germanhistory-intersections.org/en/migration/ghis:document-79> [June 24, 2021].