Mr. and Mrs. Bonne von Dobbeler
Vilayet of Bitlis/Paghesh
Mr. and Mrs. Bonne von Dobbeler, Germans who came to help with the mission work in Moush, appear outside the temporary dwelling hastily erected after the devastating earthquake earlier that year.

Tubs for washing and pitchers for carrying water lean against the building. Behind Mrs. von Dobbeler is a washtub over a firepit. On the large stones in front of Mr. von Dobbeler are shoes, perhaps drying in the sun.

(Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collection)
Bitlis, Turkey
Houshamadyan -
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