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Rev. C Ransome handling embers of idols, Nigeria, 1934
Emily Godfrey
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University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
Black and white missionary showing Reverend C Ransome, a missionary of the Methodist Missionary Society (earlier the Primitive Methodist Missionary Society) sitting with a pile of debris created after the burning of traditional Nigerian religious idols by Christian converts. Nigerian villagers stand in the background of the image. Vessels, bowls and broken pottery can be seen in the aftermath of the fire. Reverend Ransome holds a small bowl as he squats next to the embers. The caption to this image reads: "Rev. C Ransome handling embers of idols etc. publicly burned 1934, in market place." This image was probably taken in Akpugo village, Enugu state, southeast Nigeria. This photograph was pasted into one of a series of exercise book albums created by Emily Godfrey, Matron of the Ama Achara Methodist Hospital, run by the Methodist Missionary Society in southeast Nigeria.
black-and-white photographs
Customs and traditions
Idols and images
Primitive Methodist Missionary Society
Methodist Missionary Society
Ransome, C
General views
Time Period
populated places
CSCNWW20/1/1/135 [File]
Emily Godfrey collection; Box 1; First book of photographs (CSCNWW20-1-1)
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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