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Geisterplatz auf einer Bergspitze
Place of the spirits on the top of a mountain
Hofmeister, Hermann Karl (Mr)
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)
Annotation translation: "Place of the spirits on the top of a mountain. Broken earthenware waterpots are put there as dwelling-places for the spirits. Urns, many incense sticks and numerous tea-cups lie near them. The short planks are offerings of gratitude to the spirit. Some of the characters praise his power and mercy."
Annotation: "Geisterplatz auf einer Bergspitze. Zerbrochene irdene Wasserbehälter wurden dem Geist als Behausung hingestellt. Urnen, mit vielen Räucherstäbchen & zahlreiche Teetassen stehen dabei. Die kurzen Bretter sind Dankgeschenke an den Geist. Ein paar Schriftzeichen darauf rühmen seine Macht und Gnade. "
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver
5.1 x 8.3 cm.
impa-m20826 [Legacy record ID]
Sacral object
Sacral place
Time Period
A-30.82.028 [Reference number]
China. II Religion. A) temple, arches of honour, deities, festivals, diviners and magicians. B) ancestor veneration
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
impa-m15099; impa-m17084
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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