Shared Photo: Katie Buckwalter Image 1

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This is a family photo of my husband's uncle, the little boy (Joseph) with his father Joseph Light Smith, his wife Katie Buckwalter, and sister Leoda in Bihar, India in 1921 where they were missionaries.  
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in Photos by Mary Morken G2G4 (4.6k points)

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A handsome family wearing beautiful clothing. India is known for bright colors like on their clothing and their Holi Festival. These missionaries may have seen some of the world's most beautiful colors. I like his walking stick. Thank you for showing us their inspired work.
by Jerry Dolman G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
+7 votes
Beautiful old photo they look amazing in there outfit.

Thank you Mary for sharing this wonderful photo what a treasure
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.9m points)
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This is indeed a wonderful photo and their clothing is highly impressive! It is in an excellent condition and very well photograped for the date that it was taken!

Thank you Mry for sharing it with us.
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (345k points)
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This photo reminds me of missionary Hudson Taylor who was criticized by his fellow Anglo missionaries for native attire. It reminds all of us of the adversities people faced when living in a vastly different culture for a strongly held belief, much like what many of our ancestors faced when migrating or immigrating. A very handsome family. Thank you, Mary, for sharing this wonderful photo with us.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)

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