|Prayers at the Western Wall (Stereograph photos courtesy of the Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of |
Theology, Emory University, circa 1900). Note the lack of chairs, benches or dividers because of the
Muslim/Turkish restrictions. Yet men and women generally maintained separate prayer areas.
|19th century stereo camera|
|A stereoscopic collection|
We found the digitalized photos from the Underwood collection in the Emory University's Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology. We are thankful to M. Patrick Graham, Ph.D., Professor of Theological Bibliography and Director of the Pitts Theology Library, for permission to reproduce the photos.
|"Inside a Jewish synagogue," almost certainly the Instanbouli Synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City (courtesy of|
the Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, circa 1900). Compare this
picture to the American Colony photograph with its caption, "One of the oldest in Jerusalem." Almost all of
the Old City's synagogues were razed when the Jordan army captured the Jewish Quarter.
The sign helps us date the picture. Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook arrived in the Holy Land in 1904, so the picture was taken after his arrival and prior to his 1914 departure. During World War I he was in exile in England and Switzerland and returned after the war.
|Money changer inside Jerusalem's Old City Jaffa Gate (circa 1905)|
Over the next weeks we will be publishing more of the Emory University collection.