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Title
Churchgoers, Mvenyane, South Africa East, 1933
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
Contact: Moravian Archives at http://www.archiv.ebu.de
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Germany
http://www.archiv.ebu.de
unitaetsarchiv@ebu.de
Description
„Mvenyane. Kirchgänger auf dem Kirchweg
links Täufling“ („Mvenyane. Churchgoers on the church path
left baptizand“). Several groups of people, either standing on a road or sitting at the roadside. Women are wearing draperies and headdresses, young girls are dressed in short skirts and blouses. In the foreground on the left side a woman, wearing a white dress and headdress, standing with her back to the photographer. Trees at the roadside and hills in the background.
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).
Type
image
Format
photographic prints
6.1 x 10.5 cm
photographs
Identifier
impa-m57968 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-HRN-BOX-SAO-5-09305
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m57968
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-HRN-BOX-SAO-5-09305.jpg
Subject
Church
Women
Men
Group portraits
Time Period
1933
Place
Africa
Mvenyane
South Africa
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
impa-m76
two copies exist

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