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A home in Bethlehem, c.1900-1920

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posted on 31.05.2019, 07:51 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Natalia Garcia, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.

This image is a reconstruction of the nativity scene within a Bethlehem home. A local man and woman have been asked to play the roles of Mary and Joseph. The woman breastfeeds her infant as baby Jesus. Animals complete the nativity scene as does the traditional peasant attire of the people. The image is a cropped version of the original.

This image exists as part of the Nativity Scenes collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

History

Creator

American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer

Contributors

American Colony (Jerusalem), Library of Congress

Date

c.1900-1920

Type

1 negative : glass, stereograph, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-05495 (digital file from original photo)

Language

English

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_lc_bpe_c19000000-0016aa.tiff, pb_lc_bpe_c19000000-0016ab.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

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