Photos, Prints, Drawings Portraits of members of the American Colony (Jerusalem), friends, and associates

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department
Dates 1900
Location Egypt
Language English
Subjects (Arthur Henry)
(John David)
20th Century
Albumen Prints
American Colony (Jerusalem)
Gelatin Silver Prints
Group Portraits
Halftone Photomechanical Prints
Homes & Haunts
Lagerlöf, Selma
Mårbacka (Sunne, Sweden)
Photograph Albums
Portrait Photographs
Russell, Edward Francis
Stanton, A. H.
Vester, Bertha Spafford
Whiting, John D.
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. Also includes photographs of some unidentified individuals who may have been friends and associates of American Colony members. (p.1-10) Photographs include: Funeral procession of Father A. H. Stanton, April 1, 1913; Rev. A. H. Stanton, 1911; Rev. E. F. Russell, 1911; Yates Angelian and daughter, the Yates children, Mrs. Yates and daugther?, Yates children with unidentified woman, Ralph Adams Starkweather (8 yrs.) and father, Mary Louise, Sr. (51 yrs.), Mary Louise, Jr. (1 yr.), and Elizabeth (4 months), April 10, 1909; Jean Fletcher Marriott (2 yrs.), Chicago; Nettie R. Moore, Jean Fletcher Marriott with her grandmother Nettie Moore, Hofley Scott, woman holding Robert Ellis Campbell (1 month), Toronto, Canada; group portrait (Mrs. Gates, Miss Newell, Miss Green), woman standing outside in front of house; family portrait (Mr. and Mrs. Goldiner and their two children), Mr. and Mrs. Morgan with friends in Egypt near pyramids on camels and in front of mosque, and boats in harbor, Egypt. (p.11-20) Photographs include: Group portrait (Mr. Clark, Mr. Coffin, Mr. Galat, Sr.; John Whiting, Mr. Heck, and Mr. Galat, Jr.), little girl sitting on donkey with Egyptian man(?), George Frederickson quail hunting, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel, woman seated with book in lap while man reads over her shoulder, portrait of unidentified woman sitting at a desk, neighborhood in Bertry (Rue du Nouveau Monde), little boy playing with wheel-barrel, little boy standing in front yard with two African-American men, little boy playing in yard, unidentified couple with dog, man sitting on porch with dog, Mrs. Weston in Jaffa at the beach with friends, large group of people on a picnic, Mrs. Allen pulling children in a wagon, Elizabeth (11 yrs.) and Rosalind (4 yrs.), people with monk, portrait of Mrs. Morehouse (blind stamp: Jenson, Los Angeles, CA), postcard of Dr. Selma Lagerlof's home, Mårbacka, Sweden; man pretending to pull woman sitting in rickshaw, group standing outside in yard with two people on horseback, woman standing in yard (Framnds, Jeloen, pr Moss, 1913, Norway, 1914, caption: Do you remember your friend from long ago?) (p. 21-30) Photographs include: Portraits of Mrs. Krikorian, Mrs. Floyd, Mrs. Hussey, Mrs. Blackstone, Mr. Rudy (brother William), Lillie Burg (blind stamp: Lissau and Kanburg, Chicago), Eldora and Papa J.E. Larson, man and woman standing under apple trees, unidentified woman wearing large flower designed dress, and men, women, and children standing outside near tent, Professor Brown, Mrs. Watson with daughters, young women standing on terrace, young women pose with Bedouin boy, road lined with palm trees, boats tied to the dock, and mosque, Egypt? man sitting on rocky cliff, canal, postcard (Syrie. Hotel Libanon Saalmuller, Broumanah), young people on a picnic, Vester family (Frederick, Bertha, Anna Grace, Horatio, and Tanetta) sitting in a field with young men, Jacob Spafford(?) (wearing white suit) and other men standing in front of the Tomb of the Kings, Jerusalem; and livery stable. (p. 31-36) Photographs include: Yannie's funeral and grave, group relaxing in garden, two unidentified women in Ain Karim, group of young people on outing (possibly twins: Katrina and Christina Larsson?, one seated 3rd from left, one sitting on the ground), children playing on a swing, and Miss Neil and unidentified woman with famine victim, India.
Contributor Names
American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, photographer
Created / Published
[between 1900 and 1920]
Subject Headings
-  Vester, Bertha Spafford,--1878-1968
-  Whiting, John D.--(John David),--1882-1951
-  Stanton, A. H.--(Arthur Henry),--1839-1913
-  Russell, Edward Francis,--1844-1925
-  Lagerlöf, Selma,--1858-1940--Homes & haunts
-  American Colony (Jerusalem)--People--1900-1920
-  Mårbacka (Sunne, Sweden)--1900-1920
-  Jerusalem--History--20th century
-  Egypt--1900-1920
-  Families--Jerusalem--1900-1920
Format Headings
Albumen prints--1900-1920.
Gelatin silver prints--1900-1920.
Group portraits--1900-1920.
Halftone photomechanical prints--1900-1920.
Photograph albums--1900-1920.
Portrait photographs--1900-1920.
-  Some of the photographs were probably 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: and
-  Some images are captioned.
-  Some photographs were taken by Jenson, and Lissau and Kanburg.
-  LOT title devised by Library staff.
-  Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff. Page 35 is blank.
-  Most photographs are gelatin silver prints. Other photographic processes include: postcards (collotypes and photographic postcards), printing-out paper prints, albumen prints, and photographs of halftone photomechanical prints.
-  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.
-  Transfer; Manuscript Division; 2006; (DLC/PP-2006:051:21)
1 album (104 photographic prints) ; 17 x 38 cm. (album)
Call Number
LOT 13848 (H) [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
Library of Congress Catalog Number
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