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Inside the Church of the Nativity at Christmas, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1940-1946

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posted on 30.01.2020, 12:09 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.

This photograph shows light rays illuminating the interior of the Church of the Nativity at Christmas time. The interior of the church is filled with an array of sanctuary lamps and the sun rays emphasise the religious tone of the image. The people in the photograph appear to be attending a Christmas service.

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

History

Creator

Matson Photo Service, photographer

Contributors

Matson Photo Service, Library of Congress

Date

c.1940-1946

Type

1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-00660 (digital file from original photo)

Spatial

31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_c19400000-0002aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

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