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Title
Taoist priests in front of temple on "Sun Mountain", Changde, Hunan, China, ca.1900-1919
Creator
Unidentified
Date Created and/or Issued
1900/1919
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Divinity.Library@yale.edu
Yale University Divinity School Library, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Yale University. Divinity School. Day Missions Library
http://web.library.yale.edu/divinity/copyright-and-permissions
Description
"Taoist priests in front of temple on "Sun Mountain", near Changteh [now Chagde]. (The missionary is Mr. Quormbach, of the China Inland Mission.) Note the long hair in a topknot, and cap. It must have been Mr. Quormbach, one of the China Inland Mission men, who told us this story. The Chinese, in earlier days, had great veneration for the printed word--so much that there were men who went around spearing stray pieces of paper with printing, and burning it. In the huge censer in this picture there appeared parts of the Gospel of John one day, which one of the priests fished out and read. He was so impressed with what he found that he went to someone to inquire further about the Christian religion. I wish I knew the end of this story!"
Captions for this set of lantern slides from the papers of Oliver and Jennie Logan, American Presbyterian missionaries in Hunan, were provided by their daughter Elsa.
Type
image
Format
lantern slides
photographs
Identifier
impa-m66373 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-YDS-RG008-358-0008-0022
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m66373
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-YDS-RG008-358-0008-0022.jpg
Subject
Temples
Clergy
Group portraits
Time Period
1900/1919
Place
Hunan
China
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Oliver and Jennie Logan Papers
Photographs from the Yale Divinity School Library, New Haven, Connecticut, ca.1880-1950
Yale Divinity Library Special Collections
impa-m980

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