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Title
A heathen man, who has just joined an Isango society, with symbols he has been given
Heide, der neu in einen Isangobund eintritt, mit den Abzeichen
Creator
Wildi, Hans (Mr)
Date Created and/or Issued
1924/1928
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
All the images (photographic and non-photographic) made available in this collection are the property of the Basel Mission and are managed by mission 21. mission 21 / Basel Mission claim copyright on the images in their possession and require those publishing any of the images--both individuals and organisations--to pay a user's/copyright fee.
Contact the Archives of mission21 at address mentioned or at info@bmpix.org.
info@bmarchives.org
mission21
mission21, Missionsstrasse 21, CH-4003 Basel, Switzerland, tel. (+41 61 260 22 42), fax (+4161 260 22 68)
Description
Note translation: It is difficult to know where this photograph was taken. And it is important to notice the symbols the man carries/wears: (a) some kind of fly-whisk over his shoulder
(b) A staff with leaves
(c) bracelet and anklet
(d) clothing made of skins. (PV 02.2002). - The enlargement possible on the web-site allows us to see that the man's legs are wrapped in fabric with a checky pattern, and that the skin around his body is a sort of tunic, supported by strings around his neck. (PJ 03.2002).
Stamped: "Museum der Basler Mission, Basel, Missionsstrasse 21."
Type
image
Format
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver
13.9 x 9.1 cm.
Identifier
impa-m29819 [Legacy record ID]
impa-abmpix-21214
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m29819
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-abmpix-21214.jpg
Subject
Isango (secret society)
Adornment
Initiation
Insignia of rank
Men's wear
Portrait m
Secret society
Secret society member m
Time Period
1924/1928
Place
Cameroon
Source
E-30.84.003 [Reference number]
QE-30.012.0077; QE-32.102.0042 [Same image reference number]
Relation
Cameroon. Religion. Mission. Church. 4. Photographer: Wildi. B. Mission stations; persons, travelling, mission festivals, jubilees; e. School buildings
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
impa-m15099; impa-m17115
impa-m39640; impa-m55359
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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