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Guide to the Lorenz Horn Photograph Album, Erinnerungen an Deutsch-Sud-West Africa, 1909-1912

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Title:
Erinnerungen an Deutsch-Sud-West Africa
Creator:
Horn, Lorenz, 1880-1956
Source:
Hooke, Robert
ID:
M350
Date [inclusive]:
1909-1912
Extent:
1 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Photograph album of Lorenz Horn, Sergent of the Landespolizei in German South-West Africa (SWA). Includes ca. 153 photos (four loose) depicting ship's crossing to SWA on the Admiral (Woermann Line), indigenous people, geographic locales (possibly around Gelwater Police Station, Gibeon, where Horn was stationed) and building interiors.
Processing Information:

Processed by Caroline Moseley, 2019.

Preferred Citation:

Lorenz Horn Photograph Album, Erinnerungen an Deutsch-Sud-West Africa, 1909-1912, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

Lorenzo Horn was born in 1880 near Kulmbach, Germany. He was Sergeant and Cavalryman of the Landespolizei of German South-West Africa from ca. 1902-1915; in 1915 Horn was interned after the surrender of the Gibeon Security Guard during World War 1. After the war he lived in Germany with his wife and family. He died in 1956 in Simmelsdorf, Huttenbach, Germany.

Erinnerungen an Deutsch-Sud-West Africa, 1909-1912 (Memories of German South-West Africa, 1909-1912). Photograph album of Lorenz Horn, Sergent of the Landespolizei in German South-West Africa. Includes ca. 153 photos depicting ship's crossing to German South-West Africa on the Admiral (Woermann Line); indigenous people; groups of men in uniform, some on horseback; scenery, possibly around Gelwater Police Station, Gibeon, where Horn was stationed; social activities; and building exteriors and interiors.

Personal Name(s):
  • Hooke, Robert

Photograph album, Erinnerungen an Deutsch-Sud-West Africa, 1909-1912 (Memories of German South-West Africa)

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