|"Arab Jew from Yemen" circa 1900|
And the Christian photographers of the American Colony clearly loved to photograph them. Around 1900 they photographed a Yemenite Jew (without identifying him in the caption) standing above the Shiloach. In 1899 they photographed another Yemenite (also unidentified) near the Yemin Moshe and Mishkenot Sha'ananim projects.
The earlier Yemenite migration took place 70 years earlier in 1881-1882 when a group of Jews of Yemen arrived by foot to Jerusalem. They belonged to no "Zionist movement." They returned out of an age-old religious fervor to return to Zion.
|Yemenite family probably from|
Sanaa, according to experts
Other American Colony photos included Yemenite family portraits and portraits of two Yemenite rabbis, Avram and Shlomo.
|Yemenite man announcing|
the Sabbath with shofar
|Rabbi Avram 1935|
|Yemenite scribe Shlomo Washadi, 1935|