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Play of the schoolchildren, Baziya, South Africa East, 1929
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
Contact: Moravian Archives at
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Germany
"Baziya. Schulkinder beim Spiel. Jugendfest zu Ehren von Direktor D.S. Baudert" ("Baziya. Schoolchildren playing. Feast of the youth in honour of director D.S. Baudert"). Four boys in dark shorts and jackets: Three of them are sitting, one is standing and gesticulating. They are acting. Behind them a crowd of other children, mainly in lightly coloured clothes, sitting and watching the show. In the background a hut and trees.
Samuel Baudert (1879-1956), born as son of the missionary Samuel Baudert in South Africa, was mission director of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine from 1924 to 1927 and since 1929 their bishop.--Wilhelm Friedrich Karl Blohm, born in 1884 in Keffenbrinck (Germany), was a carpenter. In 1911 he married Marie Bürger. He started his missionary work in 1911 in Unyamwezi (East Africa). After being imprisoned by the Belgians from 1916 till 1917 he returned to Germany. From 1922 till 1945 he worked as a missionary in Baziya (South Africa). He died in Baziya in 1945.
photographic prints
5.5 x 8.1 cm
impa-m15437 [Legacy record ID]
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Time Period
South Africa
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
two copies exist

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