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Missionaries and a customs official, Ethiopia, ca.1935
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1935
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Archiv des Evangelisch-lutherischen Missionswerkes (ELM), Georg-Haccius-Str. 9, 29320, Hermannsburg, Germany
Evangelisches-lutherisches Missionswerk in Niedersachsen (ELM)
Hermannsburg Mission
USC does not control copyright of the images you are interested in using, so you will need to directly contact the institutions who own the materials. For the publication or re-publication of any images originating from the Hermannsburg Mission, written permission must be obtained from: Evangelisch-lutherisches Missionswerk in Niedersachsen (ELM), Georg- Haccius-Str. 9, D-29320 Hermannsburg, Germany; Tel. +49 (0)5052 8785, Fax +4905052 69-222; e-mail:; Website: Every image published must be directly accompanied by a credit line beginning 'Evangelisch-lutherisches Missionswerk in Niedersachsen, ...'; together with the reference.
In the back row an Ethiopian boy and Marie and Fritz Bock standing, in front of them an Ethiopian customs official who is wrapped in a white cloth and wearing a sun helmet, next to him nurse Martha Waßmann, in front of them three Ethiopian children.
Friedrich (Fritz) Bock (1902-1993) was a missionary of the Hermannsburg mission in Ethiopia from 1932 to 1936. He was married to Marie, née Harmening. From 1937 to 1944 he served in South Africa. Afterwards he worked as a missionary in Germany.
photographic prints, 9.5 x 14 cm.
impa-m59265 [Legacy record ID]
Group portraits
Time Period
circa 1935
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Hermannsburg Mission, 1888-1958

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