Christmas procession in Bethlehem, c.1898-1946

This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.

This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.

The image depicts the Catholic Christmas Day procession (25 December), making its way into the Church of the Nativity. Ottoman guards can be seen maintaining order at the procession, as can Franciscan friars to the right of the picture. This image is the cropped version of the original.


This image exists as part of the Bethlehem People and Places collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

This image exists as part of the Bethlehem People and Places collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.