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"Ruth" story, c.1940-1946

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posted on 31.05.2019 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held within the Library of Congress.

The women pictured have been captured mid-performance in the re-enactment of Old Testament Book of Ruth. They are dressed in traditional Palestinian dress, local to the Bethlehem region. They are both wearing festive dresses with heavily embroidered chest panels, which would usually include elements of Syrian silk, European velvet, brocade and cotton prints. The dress and movements of the women would indicate that they are celebrating a wedding (see "relation" field).

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

History

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, Matson Collection

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pb_lc_bwo_c19400000-0027aa.tiff

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_lc_bwo_c19400000-0030aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

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