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Jerusalem Street, Bonfils Fiches, c.1870

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posted 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.

History

Creator

Felix Bonfils Fiches

Contributors

Library of Congress, Leila Sansour

Date

c.1870

Type

Digital reproduction of dry plate glass negative

Source

Library of Congress

Identifier

pb_lc_bfi_c1870000-0029aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

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