pb_lc_bpe_c19400000-0035aa.tiff (17.3 MB)

The exterior of the Nativity Church, c.1940-1946

Download (17.3 MB)
figure
posted on 31.05.2019, 07:47 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 the Nativity Church, looking across Manger Square from the west, showing various people going to and from the church, as well as motor cars parked in the square. The photo shows Manger Square in its previous form before it was widened in the period 1955-66 (under Jordanian rule) by the demolition of the buildings on the southern side of the square (to the right in this picture).

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

Matson Photo Service, photographer

Contributors

G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection

Date

c.1940-1946

Type

1 negative : safety film ; 4 x 5 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-12489 (digital file from original photo)

Language

English

Spatial

31.7043079,35.2053401

Spatial Relation

The Church of Nativity, Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_lc_bpe_c19400000-0035aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

Exports

Logo branding

Licence

Exports