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Sacramental gathering at Ekwendoni, Malawi, ca. 1894-1904
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University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
Photograph of a large gathering, possibly of the Ngoni people. Many of the people are wearing white and the women can be seen to be wearing white bands around their foreheads. There is a mountain visible in the background. Ekwendeni, which is in the northern region of Malawi, was founded by Scottish missionaries and has one of the oldest churches in Malawi.
This belongs to a series of Church of Scotland Foreign Missions Committee lantern slides relating to Dr Robert Laws (1851-1934) the Scottish Missionary. In 1875, inspired by David Livingstone (1813-1873), Laws travelled to Malawi and was involved in the foundation of the mission station of Livingstonia on the shores of Lake Nyasa. During the succeeding 50 years he also established a network of hundreds of schools. In 1908 Laws was elected moderator of the General Assembly of the United Free Church of Scotland.
1 lantern slide : 8 x 8 cm.
lantern slides
impa-m68630 [Legacy record ID]
Laws, Robert, 1851-1934
Religious gatherings
Group portraits
Time Period
GB 237 CSWC47/LS5/1/43 [File]
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Laws of the Pioneer LS5/1
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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