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American Baptist Missionary Union membership certificate, 1846

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Title:
American Baptist Missionary Union membership certificate, 1846
Description:
Certificate to Rev. Samuel B. Swaim granting honorary membership in the American Baptist Missionary Society on September 25, 1846. 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.
Engraver:
Jones, Alfred, 1819-1900
Date:
1846
Format:
Prints
Ephemera
Genre:
certificates
prints (visual works)
engravings (prints)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
GC002: Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Subjects:
missionaries
members
societies
religious (people)
clergy
American Baptist Missionary Union
Swaim, Samuel B. (Samuel Budd), 1809-1865
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 certificate
Link to Item:
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Identifier:
250599
Call #:
GC002.02.293