Photographs taken at the intersection of European, African, and Asian cultures from 1850 to 1950

Selections from the Archive

Boy scouts in Mandomai. Boy scouts in Mandomai.
Refugees, 'Bread for Brethren'. Refugees, 'Bread for Brethren'.
The French Destroyer 'Fronde' damaged by typhoon of the 18th of September 1906. At the French quay after the typhoon of 18th September 1906. The French Destroyer 'Fronde' damaged by typhoon of the 18th of September 1906. At the French quay after the typhoon of 18th September 1906.
Basel Mission trade Bonaku. Basel Mission trade Bonaku.
The head of the Mfam Society in front of the fenced-off place. The head of the Mfam Society in front of the fenced-off place.
Benner, Gotthilf Christian Fürchtegott. Benner, Gotthilf Christian Fürchtegott.
Ganjira masjid. Ganjira masjid.
A Baptist teacher's house. A Baptist teacher's house.
Pygmies. Pygmies.
Fellahen on the way to market. Fellahen on the way to market.
Jewish Synogogue among the Falasha. Jewish Synogogue among the Falasha.
Gebwy Tuban. King of the Friendly Islands. Gebwy Tuban. King of the Friendly Islands.
Vessels from the Fiji Islands. Vessels from the Fiji Islands.
Cannibal Chief [sic] ... Fiji Islands. Cannibal Chief [sic] ... Fiji Islands.
Double canoe, Fiji Islands. Double canoe, Fiji Islands.
On the upper Delait. On the upper Delait.
The Sabilit Rapids on the Djuloi River (Phot. Bigler). The Sabilit Rapids on the Djuloi River (Phot. Bigler).
Giant shade-tree. Giant shade-tree.
The Sanatorium in Heiligenschwendi. The Sanatorium in Heiligenschwendi.
A Blue Cross Society on the march (from the early years). A Blue Cross Society on the march (from the early years).
Lads who need a thorough wash. Lads who need a thorough wash.
Wesley College Kumase No. 29. Wesley College Kumase No. 29.
Pictures from Cameroon - I. QE-30.006.0188 Pictures from Cameroon - I. QE-30.006.0188
--(Child of the Zürcher family) --(Child of the Zürcher family)
The picture of the broad and narrow way. The picture of the broad and narrow way.
Going to church in Hoschuwan with the new well in the foreground. Going to church in Hoschuwan with the new well in the foreground.
Christoph Merian. Christoph Merian.
Opium den. Opium den.
Mission festival in Bali. Mission festival in Bali.
Smeroe, the highest volcano in Java. Smeroe, the highest volcano in Java.
Sea route to India. Sea route to India.
Dajak missionaries. Dajak missionaries.
Members of the Blue Cross Society in Aburi in the early days of this work Members of the Blue Cross Society in Aburi in the early days of this work
Famine orphans in Anadapur. Famine orphans in Anadapur.
Salvation Army in Bombay. Salvation Army in Bombay.
Basel Mission 1815-1915. Centenary card. Basel Mission 1815-1915. Centenary card.
Boarding school in Bandjermasin: The pupils' accomodation, seen from the front. Boarding school in Bandjermasin: The pupils' accomodation, seen from the front.
People sufffering from leprosy. People sufffering from leprosy.
Students of the Seminary at a swimming pool in Basel. Students of the Seminary at a swimming pool in Basel.
Hindu girl. Hindu girl.
View of Nangabulik. View of Nangabulik.
QB-30.116.0001 QB-30.116.0001
The brig 'Agnes'. The brig 'Agnes'.
Lieutenant Wissmann. Lieutenant Wissmann.
The Abetifi chief going on a journey. The Abetifi chief going on a journey.
QB-30.116.0073 QB-30.116.0073
Basel Mission Press, Mangalore, 1937. The Press seen from the church.. Basel Mission Press, Mangalore, 1937. The Press seen from the church..
Sitting from l. to r.: Mr & Mrs Ziegler, Mrs Maisch, Mrs Zwissler. Standing from l. to r.: Mrs Sautter, G. Dietrich, W. Maisch. Picture taken in the garden in Hoyen on the journey from Hong Kong to the inland, early December 1907. Sitting from l. to r.: Mr & Mrs Ziegler, Mrs Maisch, Mrs Zwissler. Standing from l. to r.: Mrs Sautter, G. Dietrich, W. Maisch. Picture taken in the garden in Hoyen on the journey from Hong Kong to the inland, early December 1907.
The spectators. The spectators.
Schüler, Hässig. Schüler, Hässig.
Young chinese with elefantiasis of the left foot. Young chinese with elefantiasis of the left foot.
Sent out 1903. Zimmer (student of theology) for China (sent out 1904), Langbein (Cameroon), Straub (India) ... [and 11 further names] ... Sent out 1903. Zimmer (student of theology) for China (sent out 1904), Langbein (Cameroon), Straub (India) ... [and 11 further names] ...
No. 77. Filtering water. No. 77. Filtering water.
The Sannaga Waterfalls in Cameroon, with a European and natives. The Sannaga Waterfalls in Cameroon, with a European and natives.
Africans at play. Africans at play.
The rest of the freed slaves. The rest of the freed slaves.
The Native Barber. The Native Barber.
A veiled muslim woman. A veiled muslim woman.
Chameleon. Chameleon.
Liberia coffee tree in full bloom. Liberia coffee tree in full bloom.