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The costume of an indigenous girl
Tracht eines eingeborenen Mädchens
Ramseyer, Friedrich August Louis (Mr)
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: Reproduktion eines Ramseyer-Photos. (PST).
Note translation: Reproduction of a photo by Ramseyer. (PST). - "Mädchen" = girl if we are to give a literal translation. Whether it is an adequate translation of what the writer intended is another question. It might imply, with a south German rural background, someone who has not yet assumed the full responsibility of a married adult. Or it might simply be the female equivalent of the West African expression "boy". We do not want to imply that this woman is employed by the missionaries ("house-girl", "nurse-girl"), however. And it would be too innocent simply to use the expression "young woman", though that is what these people are. (PJ 07.1998).
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver, modern print
11.1 x 8.1 cm.
impa-m37457 [Legacy record ID]
QD-30.016.0028 [Reference number]
QD-30.024.0088; QD-30.041.0112; QD-32.016.0028 [Same image reference number]
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
QD-30.016: untitled
impa-m15099; impa-m17585
impa-m37773; impa-m38288; impa-m52838
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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