Portrait of a Korean Buddhist monk

Portrait of a Korean Buddhist monk, Korea, ca. 1920-1940

Photograph of a Korean Buddhist monk standing near a doorway holding a drum. "Getting ready to beat it. This is a Korean Buddhist monk. When he needs money he beats the kettle drum. A good scheme for Maryknoll."

International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960 Photographs of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Maryknoll, New York, 1912-1945
Maryknoll Mission Archives

Portrait of a Korean Buddhist monk, Korea, ca. 1920-1940 :: International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960

Praying Buddhist monk Praying Buddhist monk, China, ca.1920-1940

“Missions d’Asie. Bonze bouddhiste en prièrè.” A Buddhist monk is shown praying holding prayer beads. The caption and following information are printed on the back of the postcard: “Edition de la Propagation de la Foi. C.C. P. 618.25. C.C.P. 72-71. 5, rue Monsieur, Paris (7e). 12, rue Sala, Lyon (2e).” There is no handwriting on the back.

International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960 Photographs from the Yale Divinity School Library, New Haven, Connecticut, ca.1880-1950
Yale Divinity Library Special Collections
Missionary Postcard Collection

Praying Buddhist monk, China, ca.1920-1940 :: International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960

Buddhist monk and nun Buddhist monk and nun, India, ca.1920-1940

"Sacerdote e Sacerdotessa buddisti del Sikkim, regione ancora chiusa al Missionario." A Buddhist monk and Buddhist nun from Sikkim are depicted in traditional robes holding bells. The following information is printed on the back of the postcard: " Pontificie Opere Missionarie. Milano – Piazza Fontana, 2 – C.C.P. 3/27212." There is no handwriting on the back.

International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960 Photographs from the Yale Divinity School Library, New Haven, Connecticut, ca.1880-1950
Yale Divinity Library Special Collections
Missionary Postcard Collection

Buddhist monk and nun, India, ca.1920-1940 :: International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960

Buddhist monk Buddhist monk, Japan, ca.1920-1940

"Giappone Sacro – 9. Un bonzo buddista Giapponese." A Japanese Buddhist monk in ceremonial dress is depicted. The following information is printed on the back of the postcard: "II Pontificio Istituto Delle Missioni Estere promuove la propagazione della Fede e della Civiltà in nove vaste Missioni dell’India, dell’Indocina e della Cina. Sede generale : Milano (137) – Via Monterosa. 81." There is no handwriting on the back.

International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960 Photographs from the Yale Divinity School Library, New Haven, Connecticut, ca.1880-1950
Yale Divinity Library Special Collections
Missionary Postcard Collection

Buddhist monk, Japan, ca.1920-1940 :: International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960