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In February The National Museums of World Culture continued uploading newly digitized photographs taken by Swedish missionaries in China. We are now close to the end of the Xinjiang part of this collection. Swedish missionaries were forced out of Xinjiang at the end of the 1930s and they moved their mission to India. This is reflected in the newly digitized material as the collection contains several photos from India. Another part of the Swedish missionaries collection includes photos from Lower Congo. As a result of this, some of the newly written Wikipedia articles this month have focused on various subgroups of the Kongo people. Apart from those we have also written articles on Wilfred Barbrooke Grubb, Ticuna and David Theodor Andersson.
India. Picture from the archive of Mission Covenant Church of Sweden
India. Picture from the archive of Mission Covenant Church of Sweden.
Xinjiang. Picture from the archive of Mission Covenant Church of Sweden.
In February the Swedish National Archives started uploading more historical maps of Ukraine (a first selection was uploaded in November 2021). With more maps added a sub-category for maps of Ukraine has been added. Uploads of maps of Ukraine will continue throughout March.
Map of the Dniepr from Kiev to the Black Sea, late 17th century.
Map of the city of Kherson c.1800.
Map of the Crimea, 1854.
Map of the Oka, Don, and Dniepr river systems, c. 1700.