PALESTINE / ISRAEL STEREOVIEWS
1899 - JERUSALEM, JAFFA GATE
scenes - PALESTINE
scenes - JERUSALEM
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& life in PALESTINE
of Early STEREO Photographers & Publishers - Palestine
BOOK: Traveling in the Holy Land thru the stereoscope
A complete set: Stereoviews, a viewer and a box
(designed like two books)
A short chronology of Palestine/israel
The views tell the story of early
(then called) Palestine, In those days nor the Jews nor the Arabs were
- 1839 - (first photographs of the
country) - the Turkish ruled the country untill WWI
- 1917 - the British army entered
Jerusalem (Palestine became A British colony)
- 1948 - Israeli independence war:
the country became Israel (half of Jerusalem and the west Bank goes to
- 1967 - The Six fdays war: the
west Bank and Jerusalem are now Israel
- NOW? Palestinians are on
their way to independence, the borders are not clear...yet...
When I first saw those stereoviews from Palestine..
I was very excited. They told the "tourist" of the previous century the
story of that area. The text sometimes is more interesting than the pictures....
Everything is described from the "western" point of view, looking from
"above" over the "primitive" native-Palestinian (Arabs and Jews).
"The people of the Levant and the Orient who have come under british
domination ... have complained against the regulations forced upon them;
never the less the natives have received extentensive benefits for the
English insist upon low, order and sanitation"
Who are the photographers: Most
with no Credit on the cards... just the publisher! Yet some photographers
did published their own (like F.M.Good's steroview - seen bellow).
HERE to view list of : Early STEREO Photographers & Publishers
JERUSALEM - facade of the church
of holly Sepulchre - pre 1870
Photographed & Published by FRANK M. GOOD, LONDON