|Zion Gate (circa 1898) The photo was|
captioned "Jerusalem" with no further detail.
|Zion Gate (circa 1900)|
In some cases the pictures were not captioned fully or they were given a general date such as "1898-1946," the years of activity of the American Colony photographers.
The founder of the photographic department, Elijah Meyers, was an Indian Jew who converted to Christianity and moved to Palestine. It is believed that he was an active photographer prior to 1898. Some of these pictures may actually pre-date his forming the American Colony Photographic Department.