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Title
Countryside in the Lupa region, Nyasa, Tanzania, 1937
Creator
Tietzen, Theodor, 1893-1973
Date Created and/or Issued
1937-01
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
Moravian Archives; http://www.archiv.ebu.de/
Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Deutschland
unitaetsarchiv@ebu.de
Description
"Landschaft im Lupagebiet. Im Hintergr.: Inderläden, ganz rechts unsere Kirche in Lupa-Markt, wo Prediger Msatulwa wohnt." ("Countryside in the Lupa region. In the background: Indian shops, rightmost: our church in Lupa market where the preacher Msatulwa is living.") In the foreground: thatched huts. In the background: a village and mountains.
The photograph is partially damaged. -- Msatulwa ("The freed"), indigenous name Wasimira Mwashitete born in about 1888 as a son of Chitete. He and his mother fell into slavery in 1891. After working for various owners, he eventually escaped and managed to contact some members of his family. In 1900 he moved to Utengule, where he obtained work with Missionary Johannes Kootz. In 1901 he started to attend mission school and was baptized. He was trained as teacher in Rungwe under Alfred Kruppa in 1903 till 1905. In Utengule he worked from 1905 onwards as teacher, translator of parts of the New Testament into Kisafwa, evangelist and member of the council of church elders. After the First World War he became the first ordained indigenous pastor in the mission province. See: Elise Kootz-Kretschmer (ed.): "Wege, die ich gegangen bin. Erlebnisse des Lehrers von Utengule, Deutsch-Ostafrika, Wasimira Msaturwa Muachitete", Herrnhut 1927. -- Theodor Tietzen (1893-1973) was a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. Having married Hildegard Marie Lenz in 1921 and served in South Africa (West) from 1922 to 1927, he moved to East Africa, where he served in Mbozi till 1929 and in Utengule till 1939. In the 1950s he returned to South Africa.
Type
image
Format
2 copies, colored slide no. 10625
photographic print, 11.8 x 8.9 cm.
photographs
Identifier
impa-m11541 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-HRN-BOX-NYA-5-10625
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m11541
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-HRN-BOX-NYA-5-10625.jpg
Subject
Markets
Topographical views
Time Period
1937-01
Place
Africa
Nyasa
Tanzania
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
impa-m76

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