Jerusalem Street, Bonfils Fiches, c.1870
figureposted on 30.01.2020, 16:40 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows a street in Jerusalem in the late 19th century. As a French photographer, Félix Bonfils captured the Middle East in the late 19th century from a Western perspective and achieved commercial success due to a European fascination with the 'East'. Photography depicting architecture was a common subject in his work.
This image exists as part of the Bonfils Fiches collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.