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Bethlehem family, c.1900-1920

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posted on 03.06.2019 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Natalia Garcia, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.

The image depicts a family and animals in the ruins of an old Bethlehem home. The image seems to have been staged to resemble the biblical nativity scene. The mother, in this interpretation, could represent the Virgin Mary holding her child. This image is a 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.

History

Creator

American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer

Contributors

G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection

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-07601 (digital file from original photo)

Language

English

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_lc_bpe_c19000000-0025aa.tiff, pb_lc_bpe_c19000000-0025ab.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

Exports