Israeli history photo of week: Purim in Palestine

JPost special feature: Library of Congress collection of photos documenting Israel before state's creation.

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March 8, 2012 15:26
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1940: Jerusalem Drama Society in costume

1940: Jerusalem Drama Society in costume. (photo credit: American Colony-Jerusalem-Photo Dept.)

 
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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.

Purim provides the Jewish comics' classic example of a Jewish Holiday:

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