A shocking collection of old pics from Middle East and Palestine, from end of 19th C. to mid 1940’s prior to the creation of Israel… lovin it!

22K pics…. twenty two thousand!! yep…. for a history lover as I am… it means HOURS of enjoyement:

The G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection is a rich source of historical images of the Middle East. The majority of the images depict Palestine (present day Israel and the West Bank) from 1898 to 1946. Most of the collection consists of over 22,000 glass and film photographic negatives and transparencies created by the American Colony Photo Department and its successor firm, the Matson Photo Service. Over 1,000 photographic prints and eleven albums are also part of this collection.

Search Results: “” – Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (Library of Congress).


-Group of Christian Arab YMCA boys wearing their keffiyehs and oqals-

I hope you will appreciate it as well, even if it’s just for curiosity!

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