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A house-maid in Bali
Hausmädchen in Bali
Wuhrmann, Anna (Ms)
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
All the images (photographic and non-photographic) made available in this collection are the property of the Basel Mission and are managed by mission 21. mission 21 / Basel Mission claim copyright on the images in their possession and require those publishing any of the images--both individuals and organisations--to pay a user's/copyright fee.
Contact the Archives of mission21 at address mentioned or at
mission21, Missionsstrasse 21, CH-4003 Basel, Switzerland, tel. (+41 61 260 22 42), fax (+4161 260 22 68)
Note: "Hausmädchen in Bali. Brustbild von vornen. In Bali hat die Basler Mission auch blühende Schulen. Während in Bamum der Häuptling den 'Schulzwang' ausübt und diejenigen Kinder schickt, die er ausbilden lassen will, kümmert sich der Balihäuptling wenig darum, wer von seinen kleinen Untertanen von der Weisheit der Weissen nippen will. Das hat sein gutes, denn so kommt auch das lernbegierige Kind des geringen Mannes in die Schule und zudem kommen die Kinder freiwillig und gern. Das fröhliche Mädchen auf unserem Bild ist Schülerin und zugleich Hausmädchen bei der Missionlehrerin in Bali." (Wuhrmann, A., 1917. Beschreibung zu den Lichtbildern aus Bamum. E-30-0,6).
Note translation: "A maid-servamt in Bali. Head and shoulders seen from the front [sic]. The Basel Mission has excellent schools in Bali, too. In Bamum the chief enforces school attendance on the children he wants to have educated. The Bali chief pays little attention to the question which of his small subjects want to taste the wisdom of the whites. That has its good side, becasue you can find the child of the poor man who wants to learn something in school, and the children attend voluntarily and want to be there. The happy girl in this picture is a schoolgirl and at the same time maid-servant of the woman missionary teacher in Bali." (Anna Wuhrmann, 1917, Commentaries to the slides from Bamum, E-30-0,6).
b/w positive, paper print, collodion
11.0 x 8.0 cm.
impa-m28426 [Legacy record ID]
Domestic servant f
Portrait child
Time Period
E-30.25.047 [Reference number]
QE-30.006.0090 [Same image reference number]
Cameroon. Graslands. Bali. 1. The missionaries' journeys to Bali. 2. Mission station and mission buildings. 3. Missionaries and their families. 4. Employees of the station, and the children living with the missionaries
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
impa-m15099; impa-m17101
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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