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Rev. Koelle's language teacher
Sprachlehrer von Miss. Kölle
Date Created and/or Issued
not after 1883
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: Reproduktion eines publizierten Stiches: (Grammar of the Bornu or Kanuri Language, 1854: Titelbild). - In dieser Publikation ist die Signatur ersichtlich: "J. Johnston." Der Stich aus dieser ersten Publikation kann datiert werden auf zwischen frühestens 1848 bis spätestens Februar 1854, ist von weitaus besserer Qualität und wurde wiederum veröffentlicht: (Missionary Encounters, 1996: 104). (MS 09.1998). - Auch QQ-30.005.0115 wurde publiziert, unter dem Titel: "Kanuri-Sprachlehrer (Dr. Kölle's)." (Bilder-Tafeln zur Länder- und Völker-Kunde mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der evangelischen Missionsarbeit. Herausgegeben von dem Calwer Verlagsverein. Calw & Stuttgart. 1883: Tf. 143, 3).
Note translation: Reproduction of an engraving printed elsewhere, e.g. as frontispiece of Sigmund Koelle's "Grammar of the Bornu or Kanuri Language", 1854. - The signature can be read in that printed version: "J. Johnston." - Because of the publication in 1854 we can date the engraving to 1848-1854. The 1854 published version is far better in quality, and was itself published in a short modern essay ("Missionary Encounters" 1996: 104.) (MS 09.1998). - This image was also published towards the end of the nineteenth century with the caption "Dr Koelle's Kanuri teacher", in "Bilder-Tafeln zur Länder- und Völker-Kunde mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der evangelischen Missionsarbeit", published by the Calwer Verlagsverein. Calw & Stuttgart. 1883: Table 143, 3.
print, wood engraving or line block (HD)
8.1 x 5.9 cm.
impa-m41491 [Legacy record ID]
Kölle, Wilhelm Sigmund (Mr)
Ali Eisami Gazirma (Mr)
Language teacher m
Men's wear
Portrait m
Textile pattern
Sierra Leone
not after 1883
QQ-30.005.0115 [Reference number]
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
QQ-30.005: untitled
impa-m15099; impa-m17607
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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