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Three camel-riders approaching Bethlehem, c.1898-1946

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posted on 31.05.2019 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 three camel-riders approaching Bethlehem from the north on the old Jerusalem-Bethlehem road. The Bethlehem skyline can be seen in the distance, including the Church of the Nativity in the centre of the photograph. Nearer to the riders, on the right-hand side, can be seen the dome of Rachel's Tomb and the Jacir Palace, constructed by Bethlehem mayor and merchant Suleiman Jacir in 1910-1913. 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.

History

Creator

American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer

Contributors

G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection

Date

c.1898-1946

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-06284 (digital file from original photo)

Language

English

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_lc_bpe_c18980000-0019aa.tiff, pb_lc_bpe_c18980000-0019ab.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

Exports