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Market Place in Bethlehem, c.1898-1914

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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 shows the market in Manger Square in Bethlehem with the Mosque of Omar visible in the background and the Ottoman police station (the Saraya) on the right. On Saturdays, Manger Square would be flooded with people from all over the surrounding villages and countryside, come to buy and sell produce. In the 1920s, the British Mandate regime created the Bethlehem Municipal Market between the Farahiyyeh and Najajreh quarters of Bethlehem, thus clearing Manger Square of its traditional market.

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

American Colony (Jerusalem), Library of Congress

Date

c.1898-1914

Type

1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 10 x 12 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-06765 (digital file from original photo)

Language

English

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_lc_bpe_c18980000-0021aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

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