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Title
Group of female Malagasy teachers, Faravohitra, Madagascar, 1875
Creator
Unknown, possibly James Cross Thorne
Date Created and/or Issued
1875-2004
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
Archives, Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, The Library, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom
Council for World Missions
University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies. Library
docenquiry@soas.ac.uk
http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/archives/services/
Description
"Teachers of the Girl's school Faravohitra 1875" including "Rasitero, Razanabelo, Rasoanoro, Rasoanjanohary, Ramata". Five Malagasy women wearing Western dresses with lamba's. The central figure, Rasoanoro holds a book, possibly a Bible.
This album came to the LMS collection via Robert Griffith, a missionary for the LMS in Madagascar between 1899 and 1914. The photographs date from circa 1868 to 1885, and comprise photographs taken by a missionary and also commercially distributed prints purchased by the creator of the album. As well as covering people and places relating to the LMS's work in Madagascar, some photographs relate to Italy, Egypt and Mauritius, suggesting that they were taken or purchased on the journey to or from Madagascar, or on leave to Mauritius. James Cross Thorne was in Mauritius in 1883.
Type
image
Format
albumen prints, 14.1 x 20.7 cm.
photographs
Identifier
impa-m179 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-SOA-CWM-13-10-003-006
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m179
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-SOA-CWM-13-10-003-006.jpg
Subject
Fashion
Indigenous populations
London Missionary Society
Thorne, James Cross, 1848 -1911
Group portraits
Time Period
1875
Place
Africa
Antananarivo
Madagascar
Source
SOAS/CWM/LMS/MA/PHOTO/03/003/006 [File]
Relation
Album presented by Mary Griffiths after the death of Robert Griffiths, 1941
Council for World Mission/London Missionary Society
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Archives and Manuscripts Division, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, ca.1860-1950
School of Oriental and African Studies
impa-m971

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