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Title
Young Girl, Kikuyu, Kenya, August 1926
Date Created and/or Issued
1926-08
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
For commercial reproduction please contact the National Library of Scotland by referring to http://www.nls.uk/copyright . For access to the originals please e-mail manuscripts@nls.uk
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
The National Library of Scotland license the use of this content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
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Description
Kikuyu Types, Young Girl". Portrait of a young girl wearing traditional dress including customary piercings and decorations. The Kikuyu Mission had been founded on a temporary site by the Imperial British East Africa Company in 1891, before moving to Kikuyu territory in 1898, under the Rev. Thomas Watson. Located on the ‘lower shamba’, the site stands 12 miles from Nairobi, at a distance of approximately 342 miles away from the coast. The Church of Scotland assumed control of the Mission in 1901. The mission church was built as a memorial to Dr Ruffelle Scott who originally began the building of a mission church as a memorial to the Reverend Thomas Watson, who died in 1900. In April of the same year, the first day-school was opened for children ❧ "A Series of Photos illustrating Life and Work at Kikuyu. August 1926. Rev W.B. Stevenson.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 5.2 x 8.7 cm.
Identifier
impa-a-nls-75654333-1.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-79638
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-a-nls-75654333-1.jpg
Subject
Clothing & dress
Ethnic groups
Girls
Portraits
Time Period
1926-08
Place
Africa
Central Province
Kenya
Kikuyu
Source
Acc.7548/F/22 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75654331 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
Photographs of Kikuyu mission, Kenya by Rev. W B Stevenson, 1926
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