Thursday, August 8, 2013

The American Colony and the Yemenite Jews

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Further to our previous posting on the special relationship between the American Colony and the new Yemenite Jewish community in Jerusalem at the end of the 19th Century, we present a group portrait illustrating the relationship.

A "Gadite" elder?
The photo, taken in 1904, appears to show one of the Colony's founders, Anne Spafford, sitting next to a "Gadite" elder.

The photo is part of an album in the Library of Congress collection that belonged to Anne's daughter, Grace.

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