Monday, December 31, 2012

What's Inside?
Updated Table of Contents by Subject

The Library of Congress' photo collection of 22,000 pictures from the century-old American Colony photo department in the Holy Land is a credit to the Library, the curators, the restorers, and, of course, the members of the American Colony, themselves. 
Our recent postings included evidence that these Christian utopians were "Zionists" well before Theodore Herzl, rejoicing in the return of Jews to Eretz Yisrael.  The choice of photo subjects was remarkably "Jewish-friendly," a fact absent from other studies of the Colony's photos.

We also published newly-found pictures from a Scottish university's medical archives where we unexpectedly found photographs of the citizens of Tiberias.

We present this Table of Contents of more than 290 essays and hundreds of pictures to assist you in viewing this incredible historical treasure.

Click on the topic to see the original posting.

 Biblical Sites

Jewish holidays

World War I

Anti-Jewish activity

Economic activity

Agricultural Activity

Groups (by their origin, religion, ethnicity)

Ancient towns

Jewish Towns -- New
Children in Ben-Shemen (1920)

Extinct or Vanishing Jewish Communities
 Film clips


  1. Link to 'Christian Pilgrims' is broken. Thank you for all your work.

  2. I think a category of Arab riots, Jerusalem 1920 should be included. Ive found more than two dozen pics relating to the incident. Like this one here.


  4. Hello, I was wondering if these pictures are available to use on my wiki

  5. Incredible site. Interesting. Informative. Just downright educational and giving insights through the photos.
    Can't help but think that the four men catching up at Siloam were actors.
    But the whole thing is magnificent

  6. I unsubscribed my email feed for Picture-a-Day, not because of less interest, but because of more interest. Here I can find your wonderful Table of Contents with your vast resources.
    I believe that pictures from the past illuminate the present and gives us a glimpse of the future.
    Thank you immensely, Jerry