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River Didesa between Bedele and Jima, Ethiopia, 1929
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University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Archiv des Evangelisch-lutherischen Missionswerkes (ELM), Georg-Haccius-Str. 9, 29320, Hermannsburg, Germany
Evangelisches-lutherisches Missionswerk in Niedersachsen (ELM)
Hermannsburg Mission
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View over the river Didesa. On the other bank of the river a canoe (=Bidiruu).
The picture was taken on Hermann Bahlburg's second return trip. -- Hermann Bahlburg (1892-1962) was the leader of the Galla [Oromo] mission of the Hermannsburg mission in Ethiopia from 1927 until his internment in 1941. He was based mostly in Addis Abeba, where he promoted the founding of a German school and church. He was part of the first caravan to Aira and undertook several journeys to the newly established mission stations in Aira and Bedele. From 1941 to 1948 he was interned by the British occupying forces. Afterwards he returned to Germany, where he continued his work as missionary until he was banned by the leadership of the Hermannsburger Missionsanstalt. He was posthumously rehabilitated in 2007.
photographic prints, 13.9 x 8.8 cm.
impa-m59470 [Legacy record ID]
General views
Inland water transport
Time Period
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Hermannsburg Mission, 1888-1958

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