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Singing and dancing (1), South Africa East, 1933
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
„Tinana. Gesang und Tanz der Gruppen von Bräutigam und Braut (abwechselnd), vor dem Studierzimmer des Missionars“ („Tinana. Singing and dancing of the bridegroom’s and bride’s groups (by turns), in front of the missionary’s study”). A group of people standing in rows next to a house. A man beside the group, wearing a suit and a hat, is moving, apparently dancing. Plants are growing at the wall of the house.
Paul Albert Theile, born in 1908 in Niesky (Germany), was a theologian and preacher. He was no missionary in Africa, but went on an educational journey to East Africa in 1933 and to South Africa in 1934. He was a mission deputy in Montmirail (France) from 1934 till 1938. In 1948 he married Susette Schmidt. After 1962 he was director of the Moravian Church in Switzerland. He died in 1995 in Birsfelden (near Basel / Switzerland).
c.f. picture no. IMP-HRN-BOX-SAO-5-09374.
photographic prints
10.5 x 6 cm
impa-m57987 [Legacy record ID]
Musical performances
General views
Time Period
South Africa
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
negatives nos. 9374, 9475; two copies exist

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