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Engage History

Engage History is asking if you would like to participate in transcribing these handwritten captions allowing a more complete and robust searching ability for these important images.

Between 1910 and the late 1920s, The Methodist Church Board of Missions sent photographers around the world to document the work of the Board. The result was over 200 photograph albums containing more than 45,000 pages of images; near to 200,000 images in total. The images were assembled into these albums in the 1930s and handwritten captions were added to the images. Many of the captions were from the photographers' logs or notes. The images capture what life was like in many places around the globe at the beginning of the twentieth century along with the work of the Methodist Church in creating schools, hospitals and churches.

To learn more follow the link to the Engage History Site