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The chapel in Houtkloof, Elim, South Africa, 1934
Theile, P
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
Contact: Moravian Archives at
Moravian Archives
Moravian Archives;
Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Deutschland
"Houtkloof: rechts die Kapelle mit Glocke, links hinten das neue Schulgebäude, zu dessen Bezahlung an diesem Tage ein Bazar veranstaltet wird (vgl. "Herrenhut" S.172a, unten) Links der Autobus, mit dem Br. R. Schmidt, Gnadent[h]al[,] reist: während er selbst von den Buren zum Übernachten aufgefordert wird, kann der farbige Chauffeur es sich im Autobus bequem machen." ("Houtkloof: [On] [the] right the chapel with bell, left in the back the new school building, to finance it a bazaar is arranged today (cf. "Herrnhut" p. 172a, bottom) [on] [the] left the autobus by which Br[other] R[udolf], Genadendal, travels: While he himself is invited by the Boers to stay over night the colored chauffeur can make himself comfortable in the autobus."). The picture shows a white building with a thatched roof. Next to it a round arch with a bell. Next to the building on the left a car. A person stands next to it and a group of people behind it. Behind the car and the goup a tree and another white building. On the left an autobus. Hills in the background of the picture. Written on the card board: "17.2.34. P. Theile."
Luis Rudolf Schmidt (1872, Elim - 1963, Greyton) was a missionary in Genadendal from 1902 to 1949.
2 copies
photographic prints, 11 x 6.7 cm.
impa-m12578 [Legacy record ID]
Rural areas
Relgious buildings
General views
Time Period
South Africa
Herrnhut 1934, p. 172a
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
Süd-Afrika-West 2

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