Item BK1-012 copy - Edited "Hoffnungsfeld, Mennonites working at the nursery garden."

Original "Hoffnungsfeld, Mennonites working at the nursery garden."

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CA MHC 713-BK1-012 copy


Edited "Hoffnungsfeld, Mennonites working at the nursery garden."


  • [between 1926-1929] (Creation)

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1 photograph: b&w; 11 x 8 cm

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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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Three Mennonite men are working with hoes along straight rows in the nursery garden at Hoffnungsfeld, while another man and women appear to be seeding by hand. The garden is surrounded by bush.

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Price: $5.00
Megapixels: 2.1
Resolution: 1508x1364

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