Is it possible to determine where in Jerusalem the photograph was taken? Most definitely.
The building is the Rothschild building in the Batei Machaseh compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, donated by Baron Wilhelm Karl de Rothschild of Frankfurt. The building still bears the Rothschild family's coat of arms.
The compound was built between 1860
and 1890 to provide housing for Jerusalem's poor. An old lintel stone nearby reads "Shelter home for the poor on Mt. Zion."
|Rothschild building, fleeing Jews|
and Jordanian soldier
|A family celebrating beneath|
the Rothschild building arches