Photo, Print, Drawing To Sinai via the desert. Gulf of Suez, where the Israelites crossed
About this Item
- To Sinai via the desert. Gulf of Suez, where the Israelites crossed
- Contributor Names
- American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer
- Created / Published
- [approximately 1900 to 1920]
- Format Headings
- Nitrate negatives
- - Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?].
- - Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez in the vicinity of the anchorage bay of Port Ibrahim to the north of El Shatt and Gad El Marakeb and to the south of Port Tawfiq or El Karntina (Quarantine), looking west and showing the stone pier between the town of Suez and Port Ibrahim crossing the shallow water at the head of the gulf from right to left and the central section of Gebel 'Ataka plateau in mainland Egypt in the background from right to left, from a 21km distance. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - Suez (ancient Qolzoum or the traditional location of Biblical Baal-Zephon of the crossing of the Israelites, also known as 'Agrud) is located at the western side of the head of the Gulf of Suez and to the west of the southern terminus of Suez Canal (Isthmus Suez or Isthme de Suez). Also, the Bitter Lakes were known as another possible location for Biblical Baal-Zephon. Suez Canal was constructed between 1859 and 1869 CE and had remained a popular subject for paintings, postcards and photographs (plus maps and landscape paintings/views) since its opening and throughout the 1st half of 20th century CE, showing its construction and opening, towns, cities and trade centres, administrative buildings and light houses, sand and stone banks, ship navigation and excavators, crossing points along the waterway and Bitter Lakes (piers, floating bridges and ferry boats used by locals and Bedouins/camel caravans), rest houses and check and custom points, north (Port Said and Port Fouad) and south (Suez, Port Tawfiq and Port Ibrahim) terminus, and the surrounding landscape and agriculture plots during day and night. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.
- 1 negative : nitrate ; 5 x 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- LC-M34- 1516 [P&P]
- Source Collection
- G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- Digital Id
- matpc 22032 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.22032
- Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-matpc-22032 (digital file from original photo)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Online Format
- 1 negative : nitrate ; 5 x 7 in.
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American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. To Sinai via the desert. Gulf of Suez, where the Israelites crossed. , 1900. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2010007503/PP/.
APA citation style:
American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. (1900) To Sinai via the desert. Gulf of Suez, where the Israelites crossed. , 1900. [Approximately to 1920] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2010007503/PP/.
MLA citation style:
American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. To Sinai via the desert. Gulf of Suez, where the Israelites crossed. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mpc2010007503/PP/>.