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Title
Dr. Blaber with patients at Leprosarium at Jiangmen, China, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
1935
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
Maryknoll Mission Archives
Maryknoll Mission Archives, P.O. Box 305, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545-0305; http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/
archives@maryknoll.org ; http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/?page_id=1669
http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/?page_id=17
http://maryknollmissionarchives.org/?page_id=1917 ; Maryknoll Mission Archives.
Description
This is a photograph of Dr. Blaber with a group of male patients he treated at the leprosarium at Kongmoon [now Jiangmen]. In the rear is Fr. Joseph Sweeney, a Maryknoll priest who worked with Dr. Blaber.
Dr. Harry Blaber, from Brooklyn, New York went to China for Maryknoll in 1935 to work with Frs. Joseph Sweeney and Francis Connors in their leprosarium in south China. After an initial five years he returned to the U.S., married and went back to China with his wife for another two years. -- Born in Connecticut, Fr. Sweeney entered Maryknoll in 1915 and was ordained to the priesthood on February 8, 1920. In 1921 he was assigned to China. In 1924 he transferred to Korea and in 1927 to Fushun, Manchuria. In 1932 he returned to China. He established a leper colony in Kongmoon. He was interned by the Communists, released in 1953 and returned to the United States. In 1955 he again took up work with lepers in Korea.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints 10.3 x 7.7 cm.
Identifier
impa-m7026 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-MKL-China-023-02-0002
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m7026
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-023-02-0002.jpg
Subject
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Leprosy
Medical treatment
General views
Time Period
1935
Place
China
Kongmoon
Source
MKL/China/023/02/0002 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Maryknoll Mission Archives
Photographs of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Maryknoll, New York, 1912-1945
impa-m338

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