Photos, Prints, Drawings Studio portraits of members of the American Colony (Jerusalem), friends, and associates
Articles and Essays with this item:
- Studio portraits of members of the American Colony (Jerusalem), friends, and associates
- Photographs show members of the American Colony, a Christian community in Jerusalem founded by immigrants from the United States and Sweden. Included are Anna Spafford with daughters Grace (Spafford) Whiting and Bertha (Spafford) Vester, Grace (Spafford) Whiting with Esrohee Krikorian, John D. Whiting and his sister Ruth with Flora (Naseef) Page, Grace (Spafford) Whiting, and Bertha (Spafford) Vester; David Whiting, Spafford Whiting, Jacob Spafford, adopted son of Horatio and Anna Spafford; Nellie (Nannie) with Horatio, Tanetta, and Anna Grace Vester; and portraits of the Spafford children who died in the shipwreck of the S.S. Ville de Havre in 1873. Also included are Faidi al-Alami (mayor of Jerusalem, 1906-1909) with his two children Na'amite and Musa Bey, Juad Husseini, Mary Hornstein, and two unidentified men wearing fezes.
- Contributor Names
- American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, photographer
- Created / Published
- [between 1870 and 1935]
- Subject Headings
- - Whiting, Grace Spafford
- - Vester, Bertha Spafford,--1878-1968
- - Vester, Anna Grace
- - Spafford, Anna T.,--1842-1923
- - Whiting, John D.--(John David),--1882-1951
- - Palestine--History--1799-1917
- - ʻAlamī, Mūsá,--1897-1984--Childhood & youth
- - American Colony (Jerusalem)--People--1870-1940
- - Arabs--Palestine--1870-1940
- - Jerusalem--1870-1940
- - Palestine--History--1917-1948
- - Families--Jerusalem--1870-1940
- - Children--Jerusalem--1870-1940
- Format Headings
- Albumen prints--1870-1940.
- Cabinet photographs--1870-1940.
- Gelatin silver prints--1870-1940.
- Group portraits--1870-1940.
- Photograph albums--1870-1940.
- Portrait photographs--1870-1940.
- - Some of the photographs were created by the photographers of the American Colony Photo Department, located in Jerusalem. Founded in the late 1890s by Elijah Meyers, the photo agency was headed during its heyday (ca. 1903-1933) by Lewis Larsson, whose staff photographers included Erik Lind, Lars Lind, Furman Baldwin, and G. Eric Matson. It transitioned into the Matson Photo Service around 1940, with photography by Matson, Hanna Safieh, Joseph H. Giries, and others. John D. Whiting contributed periodically to the work of both agencies. For more information see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.matpc and http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/629_whiting.html.
- - Other photographers include Garabed Krikorian, Jerusalem; Harold Climo, St. John, New Brunswick; and Wilson, Chicago.
- - Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff. Pages 4-6, 13, and 24 are blank.
- - Album has brown leather cover with embossed leaf pattern.
- - Photographs include gelatin silver and albumen prints. Some are on cabinet card mounts.
- - LOT title devised by Library staff.
- - John D. Whiting's diaries, correspondence, and other materials are located in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Papers of John D. Whiting).
- - Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting (Library of Congress).
- - Transfer; Manuscript Division; 2006; (DLC/PP-2006:051:18)
- 1 album (27 photographic prints) ; 27 x 21 cm. (album)
- Call Number
- LOT 13843 (H) (USE DIGITAL IMAGES) [P&P]
- Source Collection
- Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Digital Id
- ppmsca 18411 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18411
- ppmsca 18410 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18410
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-18411 (digital files of original photos) LC-DIG-ppmsca-18410 (digital files of album pages)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Access Advisory
- For reference access, please use the digital images in the online catalog to preserve the fragile original items.
- Other Formats
- - MARCXML Record
- - MODS Record
- - Dublin Core Record
- Catalog Record
Rights & Access
The Library of Congress generally does not own rights to material in its collections and, therefore, cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material. For information about assessing rights, see the Rights and Restrictions Information page.
Rights assessment is your responsibility.
More about Copyright and other Restrictions
For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.
- Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-18411 (digital files of original photos) LC-DIG-ppmsca-18410 (digital files of album pages)
- Call Number: LOT 13843 (H) (USE DIGITAL IMAGES) [P&P]
- Access Advisory: For reference access, please use the digital images in the online catalog to preserve the fragile original items.
Generally, catalog records for Groups of Images in High Demand describe multiple items, from which a selection must be made. The individual items in the group may or may not be represented online.
Access to Originals
Please use the following steps to determine whether you need to fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room to view the original item(s). In some cases, a surrogate (substitute image) is available, often in the form of a digital image, a copy print, or microfilm.
Is the item digitized? (A thumbnail (small) image will be visible on the left.)
- Yes, the item is digitized. Please use the digital image in preference to requesting the original. All images can be viewed at a large size when you are in any reading room at the Library of Congress. In some cases, only thumbnail (small) images are available when you are outside the Library of Congress because the item is rights restricted or has not been evaluated for rights restrictions. As a preservation measure, we generally do not serve an original item when a digital image is available. If you have a compelling reason to see the original, consult with a reference librarian. (Sometimes, the original is simply too fragile to serve. For example, glass and film photographic negatives are particularly subject to damage. They are also easier to see online where they are presented as positive images.)
- No, the item is not digitized. Please go to #2.
Do the Access Advisory or Call Number fields above indicate that a non-digital surrogate exists, such as microfilm or copy prints?
- Yes, another surrogate exists. Reference staff can direct you to this surrogate.
- No, another surrogate does not exist. Please go to #3.
- If you do not see a thumbnail image or a reference to another surrogate, please fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room. In many cases, the originals can be served in a few minutes. Other materials require appointments for later the same day or in the future. Reference staff can advise you in both how to fill out a call slip and when the item can be served.
To contact Reference staff in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room, please use our Ask A Librarian service or call the reading room between 8:30 and 5:00 at 202-707-6394, and Press 3.