Christian and Rebecca Protten, ca. 1751

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Photo of oil painting (courtesy of Jon Sensbach) by Johann Valentin Haidt, held by the Moravian Archives (Unity Archives [Archiv der Bruder-Unitat]), Herrnhut (Germany). Christian Protten (1715-1769) and Rebecca (1718-1780), an ex-slave and Moravian convert were married in Germany in 1740; shown also is their child, Anna Maria Protten. For details on the lives of these people and this portrait in particular, see Jon Sensbach, Rebecca's Revival (Harvard Univ. Press, 2005), 196-200 and passim; see also image reference Sensbach3.