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Title
Mathilde Gemuseus distributes salt to the widows of the congregation, Rungwe, Tanzania, 1931
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1931-08
2003-10-22
2006
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
Moravian Archives; http://www.archiv.ebu.de/
Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Deutschland
unitaetsarchiv@ebu.de
Description
"Rungwe. Abschied. Schw. Gemuseus teilt Salz aus." ("Rungwe. Farewell. S[ister] Gemuseus distributes salt."). A group of ca. 35 African women is seated on the ground while Mathilde Gemuseus, an African woman and a girl with a bowl stand among them. The European woman distributes salt to the standing African woman.
Cf. photos no. 7439 and 7441. -- Oskar Gemuseus (1874 - 1959) was a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. He served as headmaster from 1907 to 1916, as mission superintendent of Nyassa [Nyasa] Province from 1925 to 1930, as bishop from 1932 to 1939. Starting in 1939 he wrote a history of the mission in Nyasa Province ("Wechselnde Gezeiten an den Gestaden des Nyassa"). His wife was Mathilde, née Richter. See his publications: "Mission und Gold", Herrnhut 1936
"Ein Gebundener Jesu Christi (über Fiwombe)", Hamburg 1950
"Sakalija Mwakasungala", Hamburg 1953.
Type
image
Format
2 copies, one missing
photographic prints, 11.2 x 8.3 cm.
photographs
Identifier
impa-m8607 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-HRN-BOX-NYA-2-07440
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m8607
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-HRN-BOX-NYA-2-07440.jpg
Subject
Minerals
Religious communities
Clergy
Indigenous populations
Group portraits
Time Period
1931-08
Place
Africa
Rungwe
Tanzania
Relation
Schwester Gemuseus teilt zum Abschied in Rungwe Salz an etwa 50 Witwen aus" ("Sister Gemuseus distributes salt to ca. 50 widows at the farewell in Rungwe"). In: Missionsblatt der Brüdergemeine 96, p. 7. Herrnhut: Missionsbuchhandlung, 1932
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
impa-m76

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