Photo, Print, Drawing Photograph album, Christian Herald Orphanage

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Photograph album, Christian Herald Orphanage
Contributor Names
American Colony in Jerusalem (Associated name)
Unknown (Photographer)
Christian Herald Orphanage (Associated name)
Created / Published
unpublished album, ca. 1919-1922
Subject Headings
-  Greek Orthodox Church--Jerusalem
-  Christian Herald Relief Fund
-  American Colony in Jerusalem--Charities
-  Photography--Palestine
-  Arabs--Palestine
-  Christian Herald Orphanage
-  Education--Girls--Palestine
-  Jacob, Milly
-  Whiting, Ruth
-  Haramy, Sarah
-  Photographs
-  Palestine
-  Black leather-bound photograph album featuring 36 black & white captioned prints and 46 black & white portraits of girls. The pages of the album following the portraits of individual girls are blank. 13 loose photographs inserted in the album (not pasted in) were digitized as part of the album. Topics of the latter include: children, playing in snow, 1920; Christmas holiday photo with group of children and adults gathered by Christmas tree, ca. Dec 1918-Jan 1919; images of outings and picnics at Ain Karim and Hebron, 1921; a birthday party, ca. 1921; an Easter lunch, ca. 1920; a harvest on a hillside with Jerusalem on the horizon, ca. 1920; an outdoor commencement [?] celebration with a large American flag as awning, ca. 1920; and children participating in a sack race, labeled as July 4, 1922.
-  Snapshots include photo of the Christian Herald Orphanage conducted by the American Colony; the playground of the orphanage; groups of children in the courtyard, Christmas 1919; teacher and children in classrooms; children at recess; sewing classes; wash day; food preparation and meal times; ceremonies and commencement; dentistry; picnic outing to Ein Karim; snow in winter; gardening; and teachers with children. Teacher Milly Jacob is identified in one of the classroom scenes and teacher Ruth Whiting (sister of John D. Whiting) in the photograph of the "Sewing Class." Ruth Whiting and another woman can also be seen in one of the two photographs captioned "Meal Time." Sarah Haramy and Milly Jacob are identified in the photograph captioned "Teachers."
-  Individual girls whose portraits appear include Evelina Izrak, Jadeelie Saig, Khadiegie Imwaked, Marie Aboud, Fareedy Elias, Milly Hallaby, Asma Najla Aish, Malvina Zananderie, Katrina Hishy, Erfat Ersass (Hafiz's daughter), Wahebie Ersass (daughter of Zarafy), Wahebie Ersass (Hafiz's daughter), Marie Nasra, Lydia Farrah, Aishe Abdul Aziz, Guildusta Bada, Khadigie Ersass and Zulfa Ersass (daughters of Rushdy), Naheel Katuha, Rafeha el Yousef, [uncaptioned portrait], Hannie Salfetie, Widad Kattan, Nadia Imshwar, Eda Kattan, Marie [Mary?] Elias, Julia Elias, Millie [Nellie?] Elias, Zahieh Fallas, Faruze Saallah, Fatme Saallah, Julie Imsarsa, Marika Povlitho [Pooligo], Ecrevy Musa [Moussa], Margaret Anastas, Alice Anastas, Khadigie Rifka Goshie, Julia Adelle Muhdah, Helanie Muhdah, Fatoume Goshie, Jameelie Goshie, Asma Wahbie, [three uncaptioned portraits], and Victoria Skandar Urphalie.
photograph album 13" x 9 1/2" closed
Call Number/Physical Location
Part 1, Box 3, Folder 10: American Colony in Jerusalem
Source Collection
American Colony in Jerusalem Collection
Manuscript Division
Digital Id
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American Colony In Jerusalem, Unknown, and Christian Herald Orphanage. Photograph album, Christian Herald Orphanage. Palestine, ca. 1919. Unpublished Album, to 1922. Photograph.

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