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Title
Group of women at the harvesting festival in Mputi, Baziya, South Africa East
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
Contact: Moravian Archives at http://www.archiv.ebu.de
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv
Moravian Archives, Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Germany
http://www.archiv.ebu.de
unitaetsarchiv@ebu.de
Description
"Baziya. Gruppe heidnischer Frauen in Festtracht, Teilnehmerinnen bei Erntedankfest in Mputi" ("Baziya. Group of heathen women in feast costumes, participants of the harvesting festival in Mputi"). Several women sitting in a meadow. The five in front are wrapped in light coloured blankets, wearing necklaces and diverse headdresses. Some have white painted faces. To the left and behind them other women in darker clothes. One of them has a baby on her lap.
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.
c.f. pictures no. IMP-HRN-BOX-SAO-6-09897, -09898.
Type
image
Format
photographic prints
5.5 x 8.1 cm
photographs
Identifier
impa-m15442 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-HRN-BOX-SAO-6-09899
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m15442
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-HRN-BOX-SAO-6-09899.jpg
Subject
Harvesting
Festivals
Women
General views
Place
Africa
Mputi
Baziya
South Africa
Unknown
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
impa-m76
two copies exist

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