“The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber’s treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen (sic) modesty,” Attributed to Isaac Cruikshank, London: S.W Fores, April 10, 1792.
Intending to evoke strong emotions of anger, pity, and activism, this print shows a sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. With an evil sneering smile, Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand. Anti-slavery activists used not only words but also images to exhibit the many horrors happening daily in the African slave trade so as to prompt those in power to take a stand against it.