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Title
Fr. Phillip A. Taggart and a baby at Yangjiang, China, 1930
Date Created and/or Issued
1930-04-17
2004
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 Father Phillip A. Taggart holding "Bie Fung, a year old. Received at creche when about ten hours old."
Born in New York, Fr. Taggart came to Maryknoll in 1914 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1921. He sailed for the Orient that same autumn. His first mission was Yeungkong under the guidance of Fr. Francis Ford. Later, he became pastor of the town of Tungchen and remained there until 1927. Returning home to the United States in 1927, he raised funds for his missions and returned in 1929 to Yeungkong and renovated the mission compound. He opened a home for blind girls and older women. In 1931 Fr. Taggart became ill and died in Yeungkong. He was buried in a hillside cemetery at Yeungkong.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 9.5 x 14.5 cm.
Identifier
impa-m3790 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-MKL-China-004-15-0003
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m3790
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-004-15-0003.jpg
Subject
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Clergy
Abandoned children
Portraits
Time Period
1930-04-17
Place
China
Yeungkong
Source
MKL/China/004/15/0003 [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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