University of Southern California Digital Library > International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960 > Our motherless babes, Nigeria, ca. 1935

/ Our motherless babes, Nigeria, ca. 1935

Have a question about this item?

Item Information. View source record on contributor's website.

Title
Our motherless babes, Nigeria, ca. 1935
Creator
Emily Godfrey
Date Created and/or Issued
1930/1940
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
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
Contact the repository for details.
The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk
http://www.cswc.div.ed.ac.uk/collections/
Description
Black and white photograph showing eight small children sitting on a rug in the grounds of the Ama Achara hospital in southeast Nigeria, run by the Methodist Missionary Society (formerly the Primitive Methodist Missionary Society.) The children wear singlets or smocks. Some of the children show signs of crying. The caption to this image reads: "Our motherless babes." The hospital at Ama Achara commonly took in babies that were abandoned or without mothers. Abandonment was common in the case of twins, who were considered unlucky in traditional Nigerian culture. This photograph was pasted into one of a series of exercise book albums created by Emily Godfrey, Matron of the Ama Achara Methodist Hospital.
Format
black-and-white photographs
Identifier
IMP-CSCNWW20-1-4-42.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-77868
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-CSCNWW20-1-4-42.jpg
Subject
Health services
Missionary work
Infants
Orphans
Church work with orphans
Hospitals
Primitive Methodist Missionary Society
Methodist Missionary Society
Group portraits
Time Period
1930/1940
Place
Abia
Africa
Nigeria
Umuahia
medical facilities: Methodist Hospital, Ama Achara
Source
CSCNWW20/1/4/42 [File]
Relation
Emily Godfrey collection; Box 1; Fourth book of photographs (CSCNWW20-1-4)
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

Explore related content on Calisphere: