Moravian Congregation, St. Thomas, West Indies, 1757

Description

Moravian (United Brethren) congregation of blacks with white ministers, shows congregation witnessing the ceremony in which newly baptized slaves prostrated themselves and were then embraced by their previously converted fellows. Caption (translated): Excorcism-Baptism of the Negroes. A) the pastor leading the ceremony; B) the deacons who assist him; C) three [male] baptismal candidates; D) four female baptismal candidates; E) the Negro congregation. 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).

Source

David Cranz, Kurze, zuverlässige Nachricht von der, unter dem Namen der Böhmisch-Mährischen Brüder bekanten. . . (Halle, 1757), plate 4, following last page of text. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Language

German

Rights

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

Identifier

NW0174

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--St. Thomas

Citation

"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 June 2, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1855
Moravian (United Brethren) congregation of blacks with white ministers, shows congregation witnessing the ceremony in which newly baptized slaves prostrated themselves and were then embraced by their previously converted fellows. Caption (translated): Excorcism-Baptism of the Negroes. A) the pastor leading the ceremony; B) the deacons who assist him; C) three [male] baptismal candidates; D) four female baptismal candidates; E) the Negro congregation. 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).
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