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Addis Big Market

Photograph of two women at the Big Market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in Fall 1971. The two women are wearing shemma cloth, a hand woven material ubiquitous in Ethiopia, but particularly in northern Ethiopia. Lorna R. Marsden purchased an example of ...

Biete Mariam

Photograph of a man in front of Biete Mariam church, one of several rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Camels crossing a road

Photograph of a group of camels crossing a road in a village somewhere in northern Ethiopia.

Ceremonial procession in Addis Ababa with spear

Photograph of a ceremonial procession in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, showing men carrying spears and pitchforks in symbolic display. One of the long-handed spears depicted is similar to one acquired by Lorna R. Marsden during her trip to Ethiopia, and ...

Church

Photograph of a church in a hilly landscape, somewhere in northern Ethiopia.

Dog on a balcony

Photograph of a dog on a balcony taken somewhere in northern Ethiopia.

Entrance to the tomb of the Queen of Sheba

Photograph of the entrance of what was then thought to be the tomb of the Queen of Sheba in Aksum, Ethiopia as it was being excavated. Lorna R. Marsden purchased several paintings on cardboard from roadside sellers near the excavation site, which ...

Excavation site (?)

Photograph of what appears to be an excavation site somewhere in northern Ethiopia (possibly the tomb of the Queen of Sheba in Aksum, Ethiopia), showing a stone building columns and a stone wall. Also shown is a street with horse carts and pedestr...

Goats on wall

Photograph of two goats on a stone wall and next to a set of stairs carved out of rocks somewhere in northern Ethiopia, likely near Aksum, Ethiopia.

Great crowns on display

Photograph of the courtyard of St. Mary of Zion Cathedral in Aksum, Ethiopia, with the great crowns on display on a table. This photograph was taken by Lorna R. Marsden during her visit to Aksum, where she purchased several original paintings in s...

Great crowns on display with a person

Photograph of the courtyard of St. Mary of Zion Cathedral in Aksum, Ethiopia, with the great crowns on display on a table, an illustrated Bible on a podium, and an individual standing next to the table. This photograph was taken by Lorna R. Marsde...

Group of boys in shemma cloth

Photograph of a group of boys, some of whom are wearing shemma cloth. Shemma cloth is a hand woven material ubiquitous in Ethiopia, but particularly in northern Ethiopia. Marsden purchased an example of a shemma cloth designed for special occasion...

Group wearing thick-clothed garments from Ethiopia

Photograph of a group of three people, some of whom are wearing garments produced in Mekele, Ethiopia. These kind of thick-clothed garments were not worn by Ethiopians, but largely by westerners working and living there, or purchased as souvenirs....

Haile Selassie Celebration in Addis Ababa

Photograph of the Haile Selassie Celebration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the unveiling of a statue in December 1971. This was a special holiday to celebrate Haile Selassie and during which a new statue of the Lion of Judah was unveiled. The pro...

Landscape with man in shemma cloth

Photograph of a stone wall and landscape somewhere in northern Ethiopia, with two men in the foreground. The man on the right is wearing shemma cloth, a hand woven material ubiquitous in Ethiopia, but particularly in northern Ethiopia. Lorna R. Ma...

Lorna R. Marsden

Photograph of Lorna R. Marsden with an umbrella and book on a street in a city somewhere in northern Ethiopia.

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