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Title
Diary in photos, vol. III, 1938
Summary
Photographs show John D. Whiting's trips around the Middle East region from January 4th to June 26th, 1938. Whiting, a member of the American Colony in Jerusalem, worked as a tour guide, businessman, writer and photographer. Photographs include locations in Palestine (present day Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip), Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. People depicted include Grace Whiting and travelers and visitors to the region. Album page image number 1-12 (p. 4-15): Trip with the Bowens showing a well and tribal court in Beersheba, a Gaza minaret, Askalon (Ashḳelon), a car stuck on the road to Caesarea, a Roman cemetery in Samaria, an aqueduct near Rachael's Tomb, Mt. Hermon, the ruins of Balabek (Baʻlabakk) including the Temple of Jupiter, and palm gardens (Jerusalem?) in the snow. Also shown is Grace Whiting in a garden, probably in Jerusalem. Album page image number 13-25 (p. 16-27): Tel-Aviv and surroundings including the headquarters of the Labour party, the Mugrabi Cinema and double decker bus, Hadassah Hospital, girls from agricultural school picking oranges, Arabs picking and packing oranges, and Tel Aviv harbor; Arab metal workers in Nazareth, and fishermen at the Sea of Galilee. Album page image number 26-41 (p. 28-43): Trip to Sinai and Petra with the Suggs family including portraits of Bedouin guides and women, Wady Feiran, Aqaba, and Petra tombs. Album page image number 42-53 (p. 44-55): Trip to Palmyra including the Iraq Petroleum Company pipeline in Affule (Afulah) on fire, reception at the Palmyra aerodrome, camel races, women watching the camel races, French Desert Patrol officers, and a Bedouin wedding staged by Gypsies (Romanies). Album page image number 54-63 (p. 56-65): Trip to Petra including Wadi ez Zerka, ruins of Gerasa, Bedouins on the road, tombs and Roman theater in Petra, the crusader castle of Shobek, and Amman, Jordan. Album page image number 64-76 (p. 66-78): Trip to Syria with Miss Sugg including El Azrak (Jordan), "Hauran girls" and women near Ezra (Ezraa), ruins of Greek Orthodox churches at Ezraa, Druse (Druze) mountains, a theater and ruins in Shuhba (Shahbā or Philippopolis), Druze orthodox school in el Kanawat, and Arab castle in Salkhad. Album page image number 77-85 (p. 79-88): Trip to Syria continued: Gate decorated for circumcision ceremony, ruins, and mosques in Bosra-Eski-Sham (Buṣrá al-Shām); a basket market in Damascus, the Christian village of Maʻlūlā and desert patrol in Palmyra riding through ruins for Miss Sugg's filming. Album page image number 86-100 (p. 89-97): Trip to Syria continued: Masyaf castle, waterwheel in Hama (Hamah), beehive village between Hama (Ḥamāh) and Aleppo, the citadel and mosques in Aleppo, Roman tomb in Dana, pottery in Latakia and Alouite (Alawite or Nosairian) women and children in fields. Also shown are the Cedars in Lebanon, junior Hadassah girls farming near Zichron Yaacob ( Zikhron Yaʻaḳov), school lunch at Pardess-Hanna, a street in Tel-Aviv, and "Sheikh of the Sidon mariners."
Contributor Names
Whiting, John D. (John David), 1882-1951, photographer
Matson, G. Eric (Gästgifvar Eric), 1888-1977, photographer
Created / Published
1938.
Subject Headings
-  American Colony (Jerusalem)--1930-1940
-  Jews--Israel--1930-1940
-  Bedouins--Middle East--1930-1940
-  Arabs--Middle East--1930-1940
-  Tourism--Middle East--1930-1940
-  Mosques--Syria--1930-1940
-  Castles & palaces--Syria--1930-1940
-  Tombs & sepulchral monuments--Jordan--1930-1940
-  Castles & palaces--Jordan--1930-1940
-  Churches--Syria--1930-1940
-  Archaeological sites--Syria--1930-1940
-  Archaeological sites--Lebanon--1930-1940
-  Picnics--Middle East--1930-1940
-  Cities & towns--Middle East--1930-1940
-  Tadmur (Syria)--1930-1940
-  Petra (Extinct city)--1930-1940
-  Gerasa (Extinct city)--1930-1940
-  Israel--1930-1940
-  Jerusalem--1930-1940
-  Gaza Strip--1930-1940
-  West Bank--1930-1940
-  Syria--1930-1940
-  Lebanon--1930-1940
-  Jordan--1930-1940
-  Palestine--History--1917-1948
Headings
Group portraits--1930-1940.
Landscape photographs--1930-1940.
Photograph albums--1930-1940.
Photographic prints--1930-1940.
Portrait photographs--1930-1940.
Notes
-  Arrangement: Photographs arranged chronologically.
-  LOT title from album and caption list.
-  Most of the photographs were taken by John D. Whiting. G. Eric Matson and others may have also taken some of the photographs. Matson, Whiting, Hanna Safieh, Joseph H. Giries, and others contributed to the work of the Matson Photo Service, the successor to the American Colony Photo Department (1898-1940). For more information about the American Colony Photo Department and the Matson Photo Service see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.matpc For more information about the John D. Whiting Collection see: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/629_whiting.html
-  Album has parchment (vellum) bound cover. Handwritten on spine: Photos, Vol. III, 1938, Whiting.
-  Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff. Pages 1-4, and 105-110 are blank.
-  Captions for photographs found in list: Diary in photos, Vol, III, January 4th to June 26th, 1938, included with album. Some additional caption information found in: Film catalogue, No. 1, [1934-1938]. Copy in John D. Whiting Supplementary Archive, Box 2.
-  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; LC Manuscript Division; 2006; (DLC/PP-2006:051:42).
Medium
1 album (200 photographic prints) ; 26 x 15 cm. (album)
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 13840 (H) (USE DIGITAL IMAGES) [P&P]
Source Collection
Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ppmsca 17414 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.17414
ppmsca 17413 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.17413
Library of Congress Control Number
2007675285
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-17414 (digital files of original photos) LC-DIG-ppmsca-17413 (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.
Language
English
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Description
1 album (200 photographic prints) ; 26 x 15 cm. (album) | Photographs show John D. Whiting's trips around the Middle East region from January 4th to June 26th, 1938. Whiting, a member of the American Colony in Jerusalem, worked as a tour guide, businessman, writer and photographer. Photographs include locations in Palestine (present day Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip), Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. People depicted include Grace Whiting and travelers and visitors to the region. Album page image number 1-12 (p. 4-15): Trip with the Bowens showing a well and tribal court in Beersheba, a Gaza minaret, Askalon (Ashḳelon), a car stuck on the road to Caesarea, a Roman cemetery in Samaria, an aqueduct near Rachael's Tomb, Mt. Hermon, the ruins of Balabek (Baʻlabakk) including the Temple of Jupiter, and palm gardens (Jerusalem?) in the snow. Also shown is Grace Whiting in a garden, probably in Jerusalem. Album page image number 13-25 (p. 16-27): Tel-Aviv and surroundings including the headquarters of the Labour party, the Mugrabi Cinema and double decker bus, Hadassah Hospital, girls from agricultural school picking oranges, Arabs picking and packing oranges, and Tel Aviv harbor; Arab metal workers in Nazareth, and fishermen at the Sea of Galilee. Album page image number 26-41 (p. 28-43): Trip to Sinai and Petra with the Suggs family including portraits of Bedouin guides and women, Wady Feiran, Aqaba, and Petra tombs. Album page image number 42-53 (p. 44-55): Trip to Palmyra including the Iraq Petroleum Company pipeline in Affule (Afulah) on fire, reception at the Palmyra aerodrome, camel races, women watching the camel races, French Desert Patrol officers, and a Bedouin wedding staged by Gypsies (Romanies). Album page image number 54-63 (p. 56-65): Trip to Petra including Wadi ez Zerka, ruins of Gerasa, Bedouins on the road, tombs and Roman theater in Petra, the crusader castle of Shobek, and Amman, Jordan. Album page image number 64-76 (p. 66-78): Trip to Syria with Miss Sugg including El Azrak (Jordan), "Hauran girls" and women near Ezra (Ezraa), ruins of Greek Orthodox churches at Ezraa, Druse (Druze) mountains, a theater and ruins in Shuhba (Shahbā or Philippopolis), Druze orthodox school in el Kanawat, and Arab castle in Salkhad. Album page image number 77-85 (p. 79-88): Trip to Syria continued: Gate decorated for circumcision ceremony, ruins, and mosques in Bosra-Eski-Sham (Buṣrá al-Shām); a basket market in Damascus, the Christian village of Maʻlūlā and desert patrol in Palmyra riding through ruins for Miss Sugg's filming. Album page image number 86-100 (p. 89-97): Trip to Syria continued: Masyaf castle, waterwheel in Hama (Hamah), beehive village between Hama (Ḥamāh) and Aleppo, the citadel and mosques in Aleppo, Roman tomb in Dana, pottery in Latakia and Alouite (Alawite or Nosairian) women and children in fields. Also shown are the Cedars in Lebanon, junior Hadassah girls farming near Zichron Yaacob ( Zikhron Yaʻaḳov), school lunch at Pardess-Hanna, a street in Tel-Aviv, and "Sheikh of the Sidon mariners."
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Whiting, John D, and G. Eric Matson, photographer. Diary in photos, vol. III. Extinct City Gaza Strip Gerasa Israel Jerusalem Jordan Lebanon Middle East Palestine Petra Syria Tadmur West Bank, 1938. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007675285/.

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Whiting, J. D. & Matson, G. E., photographer. (1938) Diary in photos, vol. III. Extinct City Gaza Strip Gerasa Israel Jerusalem Jordan Lebanon Middle East Palestine Petra Syria Tadmur West Bank, 1938. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007675285/.

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Whiting, John D, and G. Eric Matson, photographer. Diary in photos, vol. III. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007675285/>.

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