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"Cape Coast. Two young men." Portrait of two men in matching robes. One man has a raised tatooed symbol on his arm. One of a set of mounted prints of West Africa by F.D. Walker, editor of the Methodist Missionary Society's journals, The Foreign Field, 1914-1932, and it's successor The Kingdom Overseas 1933-1945. He published 18 books and numerous pamphlets, including biographies of Thomas Birch Freeman and William Carey. He travelled to the mission fields extensively, visiting West Africa in 1926. Methodist Missionary work in West Africa had begun in 1811 with Coke's mission to Sierra Leone. A second station was opened on the River Gambia in 1821, and on the Gold Coast in 1834.
gelatin silver prints, 12 x 16.3 cm. photographs
impa-m2372 [Legacy record ID] IMP-SOA-MMS-06-20-010-041 http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m2372 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-SOA-MMS-06-20-010-041.jpg
Indigenous populations Customs and traditions Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society Walker, Frank Deaville, 1878-1945 Portraits