Photo, Print, Drawing Ramallah woman in embroidered costume. LC-DIG-ppmsca-18417-00021 (digital file from original on page 41, no. 21) digital files of original photos

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About this Item

Title
Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine
Summary
Photographs show people, buildings, and landscapes in Jerusalem and Palestine (present day Israel and the West Bank). (p. 1-35) Photographs include: Shepherds, Bethlehem street scene, Jaffa (Joppa) rocks in a storm, panorama of Jerusalem, row of olive trees, and in Jerusalem: a pack train outside Damascus Gate, city walls, David Street, Dome of the Rock, Via Dolorosa, arched street in Old City, and a monk reading book in Garden of Gethsemane. (p. 35-73) Photographs include: Portrait of an "Arab Jew from Yemen," Ramallah peasant spinning wool, Ramallah woman in embroidered costume, village carpenter making plows, Bedouin man, shepherd with rod and staff, shepherd going before his flock, workers reaping barley harvest, reapers eating, camel caravan on Mt. of Olives, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, sunset by the ravine of the River Arnon, sheep grazing in Jordan Valley, and rough sea at Jaffa.
Contributor Names
American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, photographer
Created / Published
1919.
Subject Headings
-  Palestine--History--1799-1917
-  Spafford, Anna T.,--1842-1923--Associated objects
-  Damascus Gate (Jerusalem)--1910-1920
-  Arabs--Palestine--1910-1920
-  Jews--Palestine--1910-1920
-  Jaffa (Tel Aviv, Israel)--1910-1920
-  Dead Sea (Israel and Jordan)--1910-1920
-  Tiberias, Lake (Israel)--1910-1920
-  Streets--Jerusalem--1910-1920
-  Shepherds--Palestine--1910-1920
-  Sheep--Palestine--1910-1920
-  Mosques--Jerusalem--1910-1920
-  Harvesting--Palestine--1910-1920
-  Camels--Jerusalem--1910-1920
Format Headings
Photograph albums--1910-1920.
Photographic prints--Hand-colored--1910-1920.
Portrait photographs--1910-1920.
Genre
Portrait photographs--1910-1920
Photograph albums--1910-1920
Photographic prints--Hand-colored--1910-1920
Notes
-  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
-  Photographs in album are uncaptioned. Captions based on similar images in the G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection.
-  Most of the photographs are hand-colored.
-  Blind stamp in bottom right corner on most photographs: American Colony, Jerusalem.
-  Inscription on first page of album: "To our precious Mother with love from all her children, Christmas, 1919." "Mother" is probably Anna Spafford, leader of the American Colony.
-  LOT title devised by Library staff.
-  Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff. Verso of each page is blank.
-  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-2006:051:30).
Medium
1 album (36 photographic prints, most hand-colored) ; 31 x 41 cm. (album)
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 13846 (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 18417 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18417
ppmsca 18416 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18416
Library of Congress Control Number
2007682813
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-18417 (digital files of original photos) LC-DIG-ppmsca-18416 (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
Online Format
image
Description
1 album (36 photographic prints, most hand-colored) ; 31 x 41 cm. (album) | Photographs show people, buildings, and landscapes in Jerusalem and Palestine (present day Israel and the West Bank). (p. 1-35) Photographs include: Shepherds, Bethlehem street scene, Jaffa (Joppa) rocks in a storm, panorama of Jerusalem, row of olive trees, and in Jerusalem: a pack train outside Damascus Gate, city walls, David Street, Dome of the Rock, Via Dolorosa, arched street in Old City, and a monk reading book in Garden of Gethsemane. (p. 35-73) Photographs include: Portrait of an "Arab Jew from Yemen," Ramallah peasant spinning wool, Ramallah woman in embroidered costume, village carpenter making plows, Bedouin man, shepherd with rod and staff, shepherd going before his flock, workers reaping barley harvest, reapers eating, camel caravan on Mt. of Olives, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, sunset by the ravine of the River Arnon, sheep grazing in Jordan Valley, and rough sea at Jaffa.
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American Colony . Photo Department, photographer. Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine. Dead Sea Israel Jaffa Jerusalem Jordan Lake Palestine Tel Aviv Tiberias, 1919. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007682813/.

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American Colony . Photo Department, photographer. (1919) Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine. Dead Sea Israel Jaffa Jerusalem Jordan Lake Palestine Tel Aviv Tiberias, 1919. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007682813/.

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American Colony . Photo Department, photographer. Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007682813/>.