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Early Mormon Missionaries


Love Those You Serve

Missionaries in Local Clothing

Anyone spending time in a different culture will inevitably notice the difference in clothing. Missionaries today are no different. Here are some photos of missionaries practicing the sincerest form of flattery. 

John H. Cottam in the Netherlands
John H. Cottam in the Netherlands

Netherlands, 1914

John H. Cottam









Gerrit Meenderink (far left), James Mark Grant (middle right), and other missionaries in the Netherlands


Netherlands, 1910

Teddy Korthals









Jesse Vernon Parker in the Netherlands

Netherlands, 1912

Jesse Vernon Parker










Frank Wagstaff McGhie, Ezra Taft Benson, and Ralph Saunders Gray in Scotland

Scotland, 1921

Frank Wagstaff McGhie

Ezra Taft Benson

Ralph Saunders Gray








Evan George Evans and Ernest Greenwood in Scotland

Scotland, 1913

Evan George Evans

Ernest Greenwood 









Arva Eunice Boothe and Sister Kumagai in Japan

Japan, 1922

Arva Eunice Boothe








Lafayette C. Lee and Augusta Pearl Mortensen Lee in Japan

Japan, 1915

Lafayette Cox Lee

Augusta Pearl Mortensen Lee