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Ecole de couture
Sewing school
Ramseyer, Friedrich August Louis (Mr)
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: Als Nr. 67 publiziert im Album 'Achtzig Ansichten von der Goldküste (Westafrika) nach Originalaufnahmen des Missionars Fritz Ramseyer', Neuenburg 1895. - Bildlegende im Album: "Die Nähschule in Abetifi. - Am Vormittage gehen unsere Mädchen in die Schule
des Nachmittags Nähschule auf der Veranda des Missionshauses, in der sie nähen und häkeln lernen - letzteres mit besonderer Vorliebe. Ein Theil der Mädchen näht die uns aus Europa zugeschickten Stoffmuster zusammen, um hierauf Kleidchen für die Kinder der Kleinkinderschule anzufertigen."
Note translation: Published as no 67 in the album 'Achtzig Ansichten von der Goldküste (Westafrika) nach Originalaufnahmen des Missionars Fritz Ramseyer' (= 'Eighty pictures of the Goldcoast (West Africa) photographed by the missionary Fritz Ramseyer'), Neuchâtel 1895. - Caption there: "Sewing school in Abetifi. In the mornings our girls go to school. In the afternoons they have sewing classes on the veranda of the mission house, where they learn sewing and crocheting. They especially enjoy the latter. Some of the girls are sewing up patterns sent to us from Europe, to make little clothes for the children in the elementary school." - The French caption in 'Quatre-vingts vues...' is somewhat more explicit: "Our young girls, at least the youngest of them, go to school in the mornings. But in the afternoons they have dress-making classes on the veranda under the direction of Mrs R. We see our girls from 8-14 years of age, some of them sewing, the others crocheting, which they especially love. The youngest are sewing sample pieces of cloth ("échantillons) which friends sometimes send, and of which the largest are made into clothes for the elementary school."
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver
11.5 x 16.4 cm.
impa-m38479 [Legacy record ID]
Ramseyer-Bontems, Rosa Luise (Mrs)
Girls' wear
Missionary f
Pupil f
Sewing school
Teacher f
Time Period
QD-30.042.0074; QD-32.024.0063 [Same image reference number]
QD-30.043.0074 [Reference number]
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
QD-30.043: untitled
impa-m15099; impa-m17423
impa-m38479; impa-m52925
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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