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Photos, Prints, Drawings Photographs of members of the American Colony (Jerusalem) and Middle East locations

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Title
Photographs of members of the American Colony (Jerusalem) and Middle East locations
Summary
Photographs show members of the American Colony (Jerusalem) and scenes in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Damascus, and other locations. Photographs include: American Colony members dressed in costumes, a wedding, Spafford Whiting sitting with Bedouins in a tent, portrait of Bertha Vester, John Whiting, and Grace Whiting (1951); King David Hotel (Jerusalem), Bedouins, Dome of the Rock, Solomon's Quarries, Dr. Shick's model of Herod's Temple, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem; Arab man driving car with gas tanks on running board, a library possibly at the Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem; Arab shops closed during protest against Balfour decloration, Jewish man in Old City during 1938 siege of Jerusalem, child riding on camel, Bedouins meeting inside a tent, a "junkman's" shop in Damascus, and crushing olives with fragment of ancient column at Beit Jibrin.
Contributor Names
Whiting, John D. (John David), 1882-1951, photographer
American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, photographer
Created / Published
[between 1930 and 1951]
Subject Headings
-  Whiting, John D.--(John David),--1882-1951
-  Whiting, Grace Spafford
-  Whiting, Spafford
-  Vester, Bertha Spafford,--1878-1968
-  American Colony (Jerusalem)--People--1930-1960
-  Pageants--Jerusalem--1930-1960
-  Weddings--Middle East--1930-1960
-  Hotels--Jerusalem--1930-1960
-  Bedouins--Middle East--1930-1960
-  Mosques--Jerusalem--1930-1960
-  Caves--Jerusalem--1930-1960
-  Churches--West Bank--Bethlehem--1930-1960
-  Building models--1930-1960
-  Libraries--Palestine--1930-1960
Format Headings
Gelatin silver prints--1930-1960.
Photograph albums--1930-1960.
Genre
Photograph albums--1930-1960
Gelatin silver prints--1930-1960
Notes
-  Some 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.
-  LOT title devised by Library staff.
-  Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff.
-  Photographs removed from deteriorating album pages and put into top loaders (10/2007).
-  Notation on back of group portrait: "Bertha Vester, John Whiting, Grace Whiting, ca. Sept. 1951. This is the last picture taken of John by Dr. Lambie."
-  Various notes stamped on back of photographs: The Matson Photo Service, Jerusalem, Palestine; American Colony Photo Department, Jerusalem, Palestine; Palestine Department of Antiquities; and John D. Whiting, Jerusalem.
-  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-2006:051:26)
Medium
1 album (20 gelatin silver prints) ; 28 x 30 cm. (album)
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 13851 (H) [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
Library of Congress Control Number
2007682823
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2007682823
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=2007682823&searchType=1&recCount=10
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Whiting, John D, and American Colony . Photo Department, photographer. Photographs of members of the American Colony Jerusalem and Middle East locations. [Between 1930 and 1951] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007682823/. (Accessed September 25, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Whiting, J. D. & American Colony . Photo Department, photographer. Photographs of members of the American Colony Jerusalem and Middle East locations. [Between 1930 and 1951] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007682823/.

MLA citation style:

Whiting, John D, and American Colony . Photo Department, photographer. Photographs of members of the American Colony Jerusalem and Middle East locations. [Between 1930 and 1951] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2007682823/>.