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8 Comments | Vintage
I would imagine the merchant has the longer sleeves, the slave has his hands out for working.
If in doubt which is which, try mapping them to either [poor guy Aladdin](https://i.imgur.com/RXaz8ba.jpg) or [prince Aladdin](https://i.imgur.com/FBIVuDq.jpg). The headwear gives it away. This is why I usually call the Aladdinian Deduction.
Aasif Mandvi looks good for being over a century old.
That Circassian is so incredibly *done* with Ali Babba’s bullshit in this picture.
Why is the slave clean shaven? Does it make them more conspicuous so they don’t go missing? Or is this just a young guy?
Wait a minute… Public school taught me only America had slaves…
One interesting article relating to this is the Wikipedia Arab Slave Trade ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_slave_trade](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_slave_trade)) which takes up how Africa and Southern Europe was drained by slavers which transported the people to the east. This slave trade needs to be more known as media has been shying away from it since it is politicly sensitive, and it also should be more known because of this that they did to the African peoples:
” Thus, women slaves in the Arab world were often turned into concubines living in harems, and rarely as wives, their children becoming free. A large number of male slaves and young boys were castrated and turned into eunuchs who kept watch over the harems. Castration was a particularly brutal operation with a survival rate of only 10%. ”