Item BK3-093a - Hoffnungsfeld, Indians store.

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CA MHC 713-BK3-093a

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Hoffnungsfeld, Indians store.

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  • [between 1926-1929] (Creation)

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1 photograph: b&w; 11 x 8 cm

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(1863-1929)

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Fred Engen was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States. He became employed by American banker Samuel McRoberts and became a key player in the migration of Mennonites from Manitoba and Saskatchewan to Paraguay in the 1926-1929 move. He died in Paraguay and is buried there.

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The photo shows the Indians store in Hoffnungsfeld. The store is made of clay bricks with a corrugated metal roof. The planted area in the foreground is surrounded by a log and barbed wire fence and an overflowing trench of water runs past it. Another fenced in planted area is seen behind the store as well as other buildings.

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Price: $5.00
Megapixels: 1.8
Resolution: 1508x1214

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