KKL-JNF features glass photo exhibit on establishment of Israel

On KKL-JNF's 120 anniversary the public is invited to enjoy the exhibition and try to identify people featured in the photos in exchange for receiving an original copy.

KKL-JNF "Through the Looking Glass" exhibition on display in Jerusalem, October 2020.  (photo credit: KKL-JNF)
KKL-JNF "Through the Looking Glass" exhibition on display in Jerusalem, October 2020.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
To celebrate the 120 anniversary of the establishment of the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael–Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and the 100 anniversary of the establishment of their photo archive, an exhibition, "Through the Looking Glass," has been set up in the center of Jerusalem. 
The Exhibition features ten installments of large photographs originally photographed on glass plates by KKL-JNF photographers in Israel in the 1920's to the 1950's. The photos show those involved in fulfilling the Zionist dream, including those responsible for planting the infamous JNF forest located in Ben Shemen. 
KKL-JNF "Through the Looking Glass" exhibition on display in Jerusalem, October 2020. (KKL-JNF ARCHIVE)KKL-JNF "Through the Looking Glass" exhibition on display in Jerusalem, October 2020. (KKL-JNF ARCHIVE)
In addition to other photos showing frozen moments from the past, such as fisherman and shepherds at work, also shown is the establishment of the settlement Homa and Migdal otherwise known as 'Tower and Stockade.' The settlement was established during the incursions and incidents during the years 1936-1939, known as “The Arab Revolt”, according to JNF.
JNF invites the public to visit and enjoy the exhibition, and maybe even identify people in the photos in order to be photographed in the "Then and Now" picture and even receive the original picture that had been identified as a gift. 
"We invite the public to enjoy an exciting exhibition in open air at no cost 24 hours a day," said director of the photo archive Efrat Sinai. 
"The concept of the 'glass on glass' exhibition - photographs that were originally taken on glass are displayed inside glass light boxes. Every evening the light comes on in the boxes and gives the pictures a spectacular look."
Sinai said she recommends arriving in the evening when the lights are on turned on in the boxes, "highlighting the beauty of the photos."
KKL-JNF "Through the Looking Glass" exhibition on display in Jerusalem, October 2020. (KKL-JNF)KKL-JNF "Through the Looking Glass" exhibition on display in Jerusalem, October 2020. (KKL-JNF)
The exhibition will be on display until December 12, 2020 in the plaza of the KKL-JNF building in the center of Jerusalem.
Should someone be able to identify a person shown in one of the photos, they are invited to send an email to the following address: efrats@kkl.org.il