Photo, Print, Drawing Diary in photos, vol. V, 1939
About this Item
- Diary in photos, vol. V, 1939
- Photographs show John D. Whiting's trips around the Middle East region in 1939. 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 and the West Bank), Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Included are ruins, Bedouin and Romani (Gypsy) life, and a demonstration against the White Paper in Jerusalem Album page image number 1-17 (p. 1-19): Trip with Mr. and Mrs. Clement including a convoy of trucks on the Jericho road during the Arab rebellion, Tyre harbor and Belfort castle (Lebanon), and Banias (Syria); a botanical trip to W. Shaib (Wady Shaib, Jordan) including "Turkoman Gypsy" basket makers; "iris trip to Syria" including Krak des Chevaliers fortress, the Church of St. Simon (Kalat Siman), Byzantine ruins at Qasr el Banat, Bedouin woman digging for kimme (truffles), camel with babies, Emir Dahham's tent and Ford garage, Assyrian shepherd camp and Assyrian refugees near Tel Tamar (Tel Tamer), Gypsy sieve makers, women making a quilt, and Bedouins on road from Rakka to Palmyra. Album page image number 18-37 (p. 20-39): Iris trip to Syria continued including Kasr el-Heir esh Sharki (Qasr al Hayr Sharqi) castle, and mosque at Sida (Lebanon); trip to Kerak and the Dead Sea including reapers at W[ady] el Hod (West Bank), watering animals at Birket el Hadj, Ras Khanzir Mountain, the Dead Sea, tents, people working in fields, Bedouin women, children at Ghoraniyeh, Crusader fortress of Kerak, and Bedouins including women at Skhur. Album page image number 38-52 (p. 40-54): Jewish demonstration protesting the White Paper near the Terra Sancta building, Jerusalem; women picking apricots at Beit Jala (West Bank), "Negro Fallah and child"; trip to Syria including Pigeon Rocks at Beirut, women at a village faucet, winnowing, women drying and cooking burgul (bulgar) at Banias (Syria), potters closing a kiln, people harvesting "durrah," Lebanon mountains from Dhur Shweir (Dhur esh Shueir, Lebanon), village of Shafat or Nob (Israel), and women carrying brushwood on their heads.
- Whiting, John D. (John David), 1882-1951, photographer
- Matson, G. Eric (Gästgifvar Eric), 1888-1977, photographer
Created / Published
- - American Colony (Jerusalem)--1930-1940
- - Romanies--Jordan--1930-1940
- - Jews--Jerusalem--1930-1940
- - Turkmen--Syria--1930-1940
- - Assyrians--Syria--1930-1940
- - Bedouins--Syria--1930-1940
- - Bedouins--Jordan--1930-1940
- - Arabs--Middle East--1930-1940
- - Demonstrations--Jerusalem--1930-1940
- - Camps--Syria--1930-1940
- - Mosques--Lebanon--1930-1940
- - Forts & fortifications--Lebanon--1930-1940
- - Forts & fortifications--Syria--1930-1940
- - Churches--Syria--1930-1940
- - Botany--Syria--1930-1940
- - Castles & palaces--Syria--1930-1940
- - Farming--Middle East--1930-1940
- - Archaeological sites--Syria--1930-1940
- - Archaeological sites--Lebanon--1930-1940
- - Israel--1930-1940
- - Jerusalem--1930-1940
- - West Bank--1930-1940
- - Syria--1930-1940
- - Lebanon--1930-1940
- - Palestine--History--1917-1948
- Group portraits--1930-1940.
- Landscape photographs--1930-1940.
- Photograph albums--1930-1940.
- Photographic prints--1930-1940.
- Portrait photographs--1930-1940.
- Portrait photographs--1930-1940
- Group portraits--1930-1940
- Photograph albums--1930-1940
- Landscape photographs--1930-1940
- Photographic prints--1930-1940
- - Arrangement: Photographs arranged chronologically.
- - LOT title from album.
- - 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: https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/629_whiting.html
- - Album has parchment (vellum) bound cover. Handwritten on spine: Diary in Photos, Vol. V, 1939, Whiting.
- - Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff. Pages 53-58 are blank.
- - Captions for photographs found in list: Diary in photos, Vol, V, 1939, included with album. Other captions found in: Film catalogue, No. 2, [1938-1951]. 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-2006:051:44).
- - DCRM(G) example 1B1.1 - basic transcribed title.
- 1 album (104 photographic prints) ; 26 x 15 cm. (album)
Call Number/Physical Location
- LOT 13842 (H) (USE DIGITAL IMAGES) [P&P]
- 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
- ppmsca 17418 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.17418
- ppmsca 17417 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.17417
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-17418 (digital files of original photos) LC-DIG-ppmsca-17417 (digital files of album pages)
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Additional Metadata Formats
- American Colony (Jerusalem)
- Archaeological Sites
- Castles & Palaces
- Forts & Fortifications
- Group Portraits
- Landscape Photographs
- Middle East
- Photograph Albums
- Photographic Prints
- Portrait Photographs
- West Bank
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Chicago citation style:
Whiting, John D, and G. Eric Matson, photographer. Diary in photos, vol. V. Israel West Bank Lebanon Jordan Middle East Palestine Syria Jerusalem, 1939. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007675290/.
APA citation style:
Whiting, J. D. & Matson, G. E., photographer. (1939) Diary in photos, vol. V. Israel West Bank Lebanon Jordan Middle East Palestine Syria Jerusalem, 1939. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007675290/.
MLA citation style:
Whiting, John D, and G. Eric Matson, photographer. Diary in photos, vol. V. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007675290/>.