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Preparing the meal near Tabase, South Africa East, 1933-12-19
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Contact: Moravian Archives at
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Germany
"Bei Tabase. Heidnische Frau beim Zurechtmachen des Mittagessens. Dahinter ein Junge. Vorn ein junger Mann, der noch nicht durch die Beschneidungsschule gegangen ist, obwohl schon 24 Jahre alt, er will aber noch gehen" ("Near Tabase. Heathen woman on preparing the lunch. Behind a boy. In the front a young man who has not passed the circumcision school, yet, though he is already 24 years old, but he still wants to go"). Three persons: A man with a long drapery and a cap standing. A woman, wearing draperies, a headscarf, necklaces and bracelets, is sitting on the ground with a mat in front of her on which some kind of food is lying (maybe herbs). Behind her a boy wearing a drapery on his waist and bracelets. On the right side of the picture the head of a horse is visible. In the background sheep.
Paul Albert Theile, born in 1908 in Niesky (Germany), was a theologian and preacher. He was no missionary in Africa, but went on an educational journey to East Africa in 1933 and to South Africa in 1934. He was a mission deputy in Montmirail (France) from 1934 till 1938. In 1948 he married Susette Schmidt. After 1962 he was director of the Moravian Church in Switzerland. He died in 1995 in Birsfelden (near Basel / Switzerland).
photographic prints
6.1 x 10.5 cm
impa-m15415 [Legacy record ID]
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Time Period
South Africa
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
two copies exist

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