Belize Mission Glass Lantern Slide Collection

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Title

Belize Mission Glass Lantern Slide Collection

Source

Belize Mission collection [MIS.3.001]

Publisher

Jesuit Archives: Central United States, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Contributor

Jesuit Archives: Central United States

Rights

Reproduced with permission of the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus.

Format

JPEG

Language

eng

Type

Still image

Identifier

JA-MIS-3-001

Abstract

The Belize Mission glass lantern slide collection consists of ninety-one, hand-colored and black and white photographs, on a variety of Belizean subjects, developed on glass plates for projection viewing. Likely created between 1915 and 1920, the slides capture the missionary work of a small group of religious sisters and Jesuits, including Fathers Louis J. Fusz, Joseph P. Lynam, Joseph Kemper, Rickard Rooney, Arthur F. Versavel, and Brother Michael J. Hanrahan; the life and customs of the people of Belize, including Maya and Garifuna communities; industries of the nation of Belize, including logging and farming; interior and exterior view of churches and school buildings, including Holy Redeemer Parish and St. John’s College; as well as landscapes and seascapes of inland and coastal Belize. Many of these photographs feature Father Louis J. Fusz and may have been taken by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which published a Sunday magazine article about Fusz’s ministry in 1916, or the slides may have been commissioned by the Fusz family. While all the slides were created in the early twentieth century, it is possible that two or more collections of slides by different photographers were combined by Belize missionaries or Missouri Province staff.

Date Available

2016-08-26

Extent

91 glass lantern slides

Temporal Coverage

circa 1915-1920

Rights Holder

Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus.

Items in the Belize Mission Glass Lantern Slide Collection Collection

Aguacale, Mahogany Church.
Hand-colored, glass lantern slide of people in front of a church constructed from mahogany in Belize.

Caribs making house.
Hand-colored, glass lantern slide of Garifuna men thatching a house roof in Belize.

[Group portrait of Garifuna women and two men with unidentified Jesuit]
Hand-colored, glass lantern slide group portrait of Carib women dressed in white with caps and two men with unidentified Jesuit. Possibly a wedding party.

Stann Creek. [Stan Creek church exterior]
Hand-colored, glass lantern slide of the exterior of the church at Stann Creek, Belize.

Carib House, Some Spanish, Fr. Lynam.
Hand-colored, glass lantern slide of Garifuna and Spanish women and children with Father Joseph P. Lynam.

[Unidentified village in Belize]
Hand-colored, glass lantern slide of unidentified village in Belize.

Caribs washing clothes.
Hand-colored, glass lantern slide of Garifuna women and children washing clothes in the ocean.

Marimba players. Benque Viejo. Fr. Versavel.
Glass lantern slide of marimba players with Father Arthur F. Versavel, S.J. in Benque Viejo, Belize.

Caribs thatching.
Hand-colored, glass lantern slide of two unidentified Garifuna men thatching a roof in Belize.

[Unidentified village in Belize with woman in the foreground].
Hand-colored, glass lantern slide of unidentified village in Belize with woman in the foreground.