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Schwestern ohne Haube
Sisters without headdress
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
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
mission21, Missionsstrasse 21, CH-4003 Basel, Switzerland, tel. (+41 61 260 22 42), fax (+4161 260 22 68)
Note: Ich verstehe die Legende als: "Schwestern, die nicht Diakonissen sind." Das heisst berufstätige Frauen in dieser kirchlichen Organisation, welchen nicht einem Orden angehören. "Ohne Haube" kann auch bedeuten, dass es sich hier um "unverheiratete Schwestern" handelt. Es ist bekannt, dass zur Zeit dieser Aufnahme einflussreiche Kreise in der Basler Mission darum bemüht waren, einen Diakonissenorden zu schaffen, welchem unverheiratete berufstätige Frauen, die von der BM angestellt waren, beitreten sollten. (PJ 07.1998). - Cf. QS-30.041.0117 und QS-30.041.0119 (MS 01.1999).
Note translation: I understand the caption to mean "Sisters who are not deaconnesses" - i.e. professional single women in this church organisation who are not members of an order of deaconesses. "Haube" (= veil) is normally used to refer to a woman getting married. In this special context, however, I have heard the expression used several times to refer to being, or not being, a member of an order of deaconnesses. And I know that powerful forces in the Basel Mission at the time this photograph was taken were pushing to create an order of deaconesses which would embrace the single, professionally active women in the Basel Mission. (PJ 7/98). - Cf. QS-30.041.0117 and QS-30.041.0119. (MS 01.1999).
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver
8.8 x 6.2 cm.
impa-m38140 [Legacy record ID]
Kiener, Martha (Ms)
Textile pattern
Women's wear
Time Period
QD-30.036.0034 [Reference number]
A walk through Agogo
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
impa-m15099; impa-m17415
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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