Thursday, July 19, 2012

Antique Pictures of the Western Wall to Be Released Online.
How Antique? Think Abe Lincoln's Days

"The Wailing place of the Jews"
Review of the Library of Congress' photo archives revealed pictures of Jerusalem dating back to the 1860s, but they have not been digitalized like the approximate 20,000 pictures taken by the American Colony photographers years later.

With the help of the dedicated Library of Congress archivists, Israel Daily Picture will post these pictures in the next few weeks.  The pictures will be available online with incredible resolution and free of copyright restrictions.  

Meanwhile, in the days leading up to Tisha B'Av, the day Jews around the world mourn the destruction of their Temples, we present a section of one of those rare pictures from the 1860s --almost 150 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Those are beautiful photos. It's great to see historic snapshots of our past being preserved digitally. The document imaging services of today is our gift to future generations.