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An indigenous catechist and his family, Benin, ca. 1900-1930
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
Yale University Divinity School Library, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Yale University. Divinity School. Day Missions Library
"34. - AFRIQUE. - Pierre Claver, Catechiste du DAHOMEY, avec sa famille - Missions des PP. des Missions Africaines de Lyon." ("Pierre Claver, Catechist of DAHOMEY, with his family.") A Dahomean husband and wife are seated next to one another in front of a stone house, each holding an infant in their laps. Around them stand their other six children, four boys and two girls. Postcard issued by the "Coll. Propagation de la Foi."
The back of the postcard is blank and contains printed information about the publisher: "L'Oeuvre de la Propagation de la Foi soutient les Missions Catholiques du monde entier - Envoyer votre offrande par Cheques Postaux, Paris 618.25, Lyon 72.71 - Propagation de la Foi, Paris: bien noter nouvelle adresse: 5, rue Monsieur (VIIe), Lyon-12, rue Sala." ("The Work of the Propagation of the Faith supports the Catholic Missions of the whole world - To send your offering by Postal cheques, Paris 618.25, Lyon 72.71 - Propagation of the Faith, Paris: to note a new address: 5, rue Monsieur (VIIe), Lyon-12, rue Sala.")
photographic postcards, 9 x 14 cm.
impa-m12659 [Legacy record ID]
Missionary work
Indigenous populations
Group portraits
Time Period
YDS/RG101/006/0000/0030 [File]
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Missionary Postcard Collection
Photographs from the Yale Divinity School Library, New Haven, Connecticut, ca.1880-1950
Yale Divinity Library Special Collections

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