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American Baptist Missionary Union membership certificate, 1873

GC002.02.308 (RS130393)

Description

Certificate to Elizabeth D. Swaim granting honorary membership in the American Baptist Missionary Society on May 14, 1873.

The top half of the certificate is a black and white engraving of a person with a Bible missionizing to two tropical islanders. You can see other native people in the far corner worshiping an idol. The scene shows an idyllic tropical scene, with palms and waterfalls. It says below "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death upon them hath the light shined," Isaiah.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1873-05-14
Physical Description
1 certificate
Dimensions
17x 14(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
GUSN
250717
Reference Code
GC002.02.308

Record details

Originator
Jones, Alfred, 1819-1900 (Engraver)
Other People
Swaim, Elizabeth D., Miss
Other Organizations
American Baptist Missionary Union
Descriptive Terms
members
missionaries
religious (people)
societies
Material Type
certificates
engravings (prints)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 301-310

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