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Title
Burmese women carrying road metal, Myanmar, s.d
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
Archives, Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, The Library, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes
University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies. Library
docenquiry@soas.ac.uk
http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/archives/services/
Description
"Cooly girls." Women wading through water to carry road metal to a boat.
From a set of lantern slides entitled "Methodism in Burma" compiled by Rev H. Crawford Walters who served as a missionary with the [Wesleyan] Methodist Missionary Society in Burma from 1910 to 1916 and from 1918 until 1930. The Wesleyan Methodist mission to Burma started shortly after the British annexation of Upper Burma in 1886. The pioneer missionaries were W. Ripley Winston and Arthur H. Bestall who established a mission in Mandalay in 1887/8. Due to strongly-rooted Buddhist beliefs the mission made slow progress. However, a Home for Lepers in Mandalay was built in 1890 and mission stations eventually opened in Pakkokku, Kyaukse and Monywa. Work was also carried out among the Taungthus people in the Shan Hills.
Type
image
Format
Lantern slides, 8 x 8 cm.
photographs
Identifier
impa-m10142 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-SOA-MMS-08-20-57-34
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m10142
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-SOA-MMS-08-20-57-34.jpg
Subject
Methodist Missionary Society
Women
Workers
Rivers
Place
Myanmar
rivers: River Irrawaddy
Source
SOAS/MMS/BU/LS/5734 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Methodist Missionary Society
Photographs of the Archives and Manuscripts Division, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, ca.1860-1950
School of Oriental and African Studies
impa-m971

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