(photo credit: American Colony-Jerusalem-Photo-Dept)
The Library of Congress has recently digitalized a collection of over 10,000
photographs, taken by the "American Colony" in Jerusalem, a group of Christian
utopians who lived in Jerusalem between 1881 and the 1940s. The photographers
returned to the US, and bequeathed their massive collection to the Library of
Congress in 1978. The collection includes Winston Churchill's visit to
Jerusalem, Jewish expulsions from the Old City during Arab riots, and the
building of Tel Aviv.
Reviewing the historic photos of Jerusalem in the George Eastman House Museum,
we came across this wonderful 110 year old picture taken by a French
photographer, Charles Chusseau-Flaviens.
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