Triumphal arch 370.
(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.
There are many pictures in the American Colony collection that are simply not well captioned. Kudos go to the curators at the Library of Congress for digitalizing and cataloging the many photos they received from a California old age home. But, in some cases, they may have had trouble putting all of the puzzle pieces back in place.
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