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3 Schüler aus Bamum, Johanne, Mose & Daniel
3 pupils from Bamum - Johanne, Mose & Daniel
Wuhrmann, Anna (Ms)
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
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: "Gruppe von 3 Schülern Johanne, Mose, Daniel. Kein Mensch würde glauben, dass die 3 fröhlichen Knaben auf unserem Bildchen sehr mit der Not des Lebens zu kämpfen haben! Die 3 Schüler sind Sklaven und sie müssen neben der Schule für ihren Lebensunterhalt selbst aufkommen. Die Mission hat sich der Kinder angenommen und ihnen Arbeit und Obdach gegeben. Zwei von ihnen versehen am frühen Morgen und an den Nachmittagen den Dienst in den Pferdestellen und der Dritte ist im Haushalt einer Missionsfrau gewissermassen das Faktotum, brauchbar zu jeder Arbeit und geschickt und gewissenhaft bei allem Tun. Sie sind alle drei fleissige und begabte Schüler und wollen später ein Mal 'wenn sie alles wissen', in ihrer Vaterstadt als Lehrer amtieren." (Wuhrmann, A., 1917. Beschreibung zu den Lichtbildern aus Bamum. E-30-0,6).
Note translation: "Group of three schoolboys, Johanne, Mose and Daniel. No-one looking at this picture of three happy boys would imagine that they have to struggle with serious problems in life. They are slaves, and along with attending school they have to earn their own livings. The mission has taken them as her own, and given them work and a roof over their heads. Two of them work in the mission stables in the early morning and in the afternoon. The third is general faktotum in the household of a woman missionary. You can give him anything to do, and he is skilled and conscientious. All three of them are eager and talented pupils, and hope - 'when they have learned everything' - to become teachers in their home town." (A. Wuhrmann, Commentaries on Slides from Bamum, E-30-0-6, K 360.)
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver
8.0 x 11.1 cm.
impa-m28860 [Legacy record ID]
Daniel (Mr)
Jejap, Mosé (Mr)
Johanne (Mr)
Men's wear
Pupil m
Time Period
E-30.32.030 [Reference number]
Cameroon. Grasslands. Bamum. 1. Njoya's journey to the coast (early 1908). 2. Njoya's country seat and farms. 3. Group portraits from Bamum. 4. Portraits of men and boys. 5. Mose Yeyab. 6. Portraits of women and girls
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
impa-m15099; impa-m17057
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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