|The "family" in this undated stereographic photo. (Two of the |
men appear to be blind. Four of the men are smoking or
The caption reads "Family," and the date of the photo is sometime between "1898 and 1946." That certainly doesn't provide much information.
|PEF picture, apparently with|
some of the same people
A similar picture published by the Palestine Exploration Fund identifies the group as Yemenite Jews -- taken by the American Colony photographers, but apparently not included in the Library of Congress collection. According to the PEF, the picture appeared in a 1911 catalogue.
The two pictures produced by the stereo photo actually provide some additional answers.
|19th century stereo camera|
|The German mailbox|
100 years ago
But why would the Yemenite Jews be standing near a German post office?
|More modern German mailbox|
|European man in |
|German post office in Jerusalem|
Today's posting is dedicated in memory
of Dov Arye ben Chaim Menachem
who loved solving puzzles.
|The capitulations ended in 1914 with the|
outbreak of World War I. "Removing
French post box at the time of
abrogation of foreign capitulations."