Newly Baptized Slaves, Moravian Congregation, St. Thomas, West Indies, 1757

Description

Moravian (United Brethren) congregation of blacks with three white ministers (at right); shows newly baptized slaves prostrating themselves and then being embraced by those who had been previously baptized. Caption is in both German (left) and French (right). The geographical area is not identified in the illustration, but it was St. Thomas (see Jon Sensbach, Rebeccaís Revival [Harvard Univ. Press, 2005], p. 97). See also image reference NW0174.

Source

David Cranz, Kurze, zuverlässige Nachricht von der, unter dem Namen der Böhmisch-Mährischen Brüder bekanten, . . . (Halle, 1757), plate 7, following last page of text.

Language

German
French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0174a

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--St. Thomas

Citation

"Newly Baptized Slaves, Moravian Congregation, St. Thomas, West Indies, 1757", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 9, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1834
Moravian (United Brethren) congregation of blacks with three white ministers (at right); shows newly baptized slaves prostrating themselves and then being embraced by those who had been previously baptized. Caption is in both German (left) and French (right). The geographical area is not identified in the illustration, but it was St. Thomas (see Jon Sensbach, Rebeccaís Revival [Harvard Univ. Press, 2005], p. 97). See also image reference NW0174.
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