|Rachel's Tomb between Bethlehem and Jerusalem (circa 1900). The|
anniversary of the Matriarch's death (yahrzeit) is commemorated
next week (11 Cheshvan). Published with permission.
Today, we present more pictures we found in the 100+ year old photographic collection.
The original photos are "stereographic," but we present just "one" of the nearly identical images to save space.
Many of the photos, taken between 1895- 1905, are accompanied by a travelogue describing the sites written by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut (1843 - 1930), an American Methodist clergyman. It was published in 1913.
Click on pictures to enlarge. Click on captions to view the original pictures.
|The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron (Emory University's Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology)|
See also "The King's Pool, Ancient Reservoir in Hebron"
Jerusalem's Kidron Valley and Mt. of Olives
Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee
|The Sea of Galilee (circa 1900). The small inhabited area at the top of the picture is the walled city of |
Tiberias. The white buildings at the bottom are Tiberias' hot baths; the domed building is the tomb of Meir
Ba'al Haness (the Miracle Maker)
|Women purchasing fish from a fisherman on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias. The scarves on|
the women's heads -- or the lack of them -- suggests that most of the women and girls are Jewish.