Note: Offsetdruck eines Gemäldes von Distler, das 1855 gemalt wurde. Der Mann hält die Basler Zeitung in der Hand. Auf dem Tisch liegen Pläne für Arbeiter-Wohnungen und ein Heft, in dem es um den "1/2 Batzenverein" geht.; Note translation: Offset reproduction of a painting by Distler from the year 1855. The figure is holding the Basel newspaper in his hand. On the table are plans for workers' dwellings and a notebook about the 'Halbbatzenverein', the association of people prepared to contribute something like a halfpenny regularly to the Basel Mission.- The figure is Carl Sarasin (PJ 08/00). - NB the Grosse Marchmatt is a farm near Reigoldswil in Canton Baselland which was owned by the Sarasin family in the nineteenth century, later donated to the Basel Mission, and in 1984 sold to the family who had been renting it. (PJ 08/00).