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Bildarchiv von mission 21 / Basler Mission
Title: Bildarchiv von mission 21 / Basler Mission
Title alternative: Archive of photographs of the mission 21 / Basler Mission
Creator: Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft <Basel>; Mission 21
Abstract: Photographs and pictures archive of the Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft Basel (Basler Mission) / Mission 21. The photographs and pictures were taken / drawn by missionaries all over the world between 1850 and 1950. Concerning Africa, there is a focus on Cameroon and Ghana. The archive presents an innovative idea with its concept of "Visual Interpreters": researchers are invited to write explanatory texts and comments on the pictures which had often been taken with a strong colonial prejudice in mind. In this way, the pictures are to be put into a historical context. [editors ilissAfrica]
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administration and government
anthropology of the body
architecture and settlement
conflicts, destruction and disaster
economy and daily life
formal description
health care
individual roles
music, art and literature
recreation, enjoyment and indulgence
religion and philosophy (general)
religion and philosophy (phenomena)
social structure and socialization
special objects and materials
travel and transport
Keywords: Cameroon; photo archive; ethnology / anthropology / ethnography; Ghana
Countries: Africa. General Resources;
Subject areas: Information & Media » Libraries, Archives, Museums;
Ethnology » Generalities;
Religion & Philosophy » Christianity
Resource type: Archives, Centres for Information and Documentation;
Collections of historical Sources;
Collections of Illustrations (Fotographies, Paintings, Charts)
Language: English; German
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