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Margaret Moody Mbooni [Kenya] Mission Photograph Album, ca. 1927.
Bernath Mss 105
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Title:

Margaret Moody Mbooni [Kenya] Mission Photograph Album, ca. 1927

Creator/Contributor:

Moody, Margaret., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

An American teacher at Mbooni Mission, Kenya photo album. Undated but circa 1927. Over 100 snapshots approximately 7.5 cm x 10 cm. About 70 are mounted (four per page with corner mounts) in a large (oblong 28 cm.) album. Almost all of the mounted photos have captions in white ink written below. The remaining photos are loose and inserted in photo-mount clear plastic leaves and have captions inked on the back. These photos appear to be the snapshots of a young American woman named Margaret Moody who traveled to Kenya in 1927 and taught at the Mbooni Mission. Roughly one-fifth of the photos were taken on her trip through the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal to Mombasa. About half of the photos appear to be shots of native Africans, many of students at the Mbooni Mission. The remaining views included Kenyan scenery, mission buildings, and groups of white people. The are two photos of African beehives and one of a python.

Date:

1927 (issued)

Subject:

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Missions -- Kenya
Teachers -- Africa
Kenya -- Pictorial works
Mbooni (Kenya)

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Purchase, 2004.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Margaret Moody Mbooni Mission Photograph Album, Bernath Mss 105. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Preliminary finding aid available in the Department of Special Collections.

Type:

Photograph album.
Black-and-white photographs.

Physical Description:

.2 linear ft.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.