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Title
Young Boys, Chogoria, Kenya, September 1926
Date Created and/or Issued
1926-09
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
For commercial reproduction please contact the National Library of Scotland by referring to http://www.nls.uk/copyright . For access to the originals please e-mail manuscripts@nls.uk
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
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Description
"Young Boys" Group portrait of young indigenous boys from the Chuka and Mwimbi tribes. The Chogoria mission (in the Kenia sphere) administered to the Chuka, Mwimbi and Meru tribes, sections of the Kikuyu people. The Chuka numbered about 15,000 and the Mwimbi numbered about 25,000. In 1908 Kabandango was the biggest chief in the Chuka district and Kianbati the biggest chief of the Mwimbi district. Mission station established by Dr A.C. Irvine, his wife and Mr Ernest Carr when they arrived, in 1922, from TumuTumu. Chogoria is built on a wooded ridge at an altitude of 5,000 feet. Mr Carr arrived first and built a bungalow in 1922, the Irvines arrived that autumn. A stone church was built to replace the thatch and wattle old church and was opened in 1930.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 10.4 x 7.7 cm.
Identifier
impa-a-nls-75657750-1.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-79782
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-a-nls-75657750-1.jpg
Subject
Indigenous peoples
Boys
Ethnic groups
Time Period
1926-09
Place
Africa
Chogoria
Eastern Province
Kenya
Source
Acc.7548/F/25 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75657748 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Kenya missions, Africa, 1926
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
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