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American Baptist Missionary Union membership certificate, 1873

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Title:
American Baptist Missionary Union membership certificate, 1873
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.
Engraver:
Jones, Alfred, 1819-1900
Date:
1873
Format:
Prints
Ephemera
Genre:
certificates
engravings (prints)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
GC002: Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Subjects:
members
societies
religious (people)
missionaries
American Baptist Missionary Union
Swaim, Elizabeth D., Miss
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 certificate
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Identifier:
250717
Call #:
GC002.02.308