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Johnson Silinga and family, South Africa East, 1933-12-10
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Contact: Moravian Archives at
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Germany
"Pastor Johnson Silinga und Familie" ("Pastor Johnson Silinga and family"). Six persons standing: A woman on the right side holding a baby in her arms, a man on the left (apparently Johnson Silinga), two boys and a girl in front of them. The woman is wearing a cap, the girl is dressed in a light coloured dress, the small boy is dressed in light coloured shorts, a blouse and a jacket. The bigger boy is wearing dark shorts, a light coloured shirt and a dark jacket. Johnson Silinga is wearing dark shoes, a trouser, a coat, a light coloured shirt and a dark tie.
Johnson W. Silinga, born in Baziya (South Africa East) in 1893, was an indigenous brother of the Moravian Church. He was a mission assistant from 1927 onwards.--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 10.4 cm
impa-m15388 [Legacy record ID]
Group portraits
Time Period
South Africa
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
negatives nos. 9509, 9510; two copies exist

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