|Panorama of Jerusalem and the walls of the city. Note how few buildings were outside the walls of the Old City.|
(Chatham University Archives, circa 1890) Click on pictures to enlarge
The Chatham University Archives placed all 110 colored slides from the"Holy Land Lantern Slides"online, and in this posting we present a selection to focus on the collection's pictures of Jerusalem's walls and gates.
|Another Jerusalem Panorama taken from Mt Scopus (Chatham University Archives, circa 1890)|
|Jaffa Gate (Chatham University Archives circa 1890)|
This picture of Jaffa Gate has been featured in previous postings when we found it in other collections.
We also determined that the photo was taken prior to 1898 because of a glimpse of the moat wall on the right side of the picture.
The wall was torn down and the moat filled in so that the Germany emperor's carriage could enter.
|Damascus Gate (Chatham University Archives)|
There are no pictures of the Zion, Dung and Herod Gates of the Old City. The "New Gate" of the Old City, an entrance built for access into the Christian Quarter, was constructed in 1889, after the photographs were taken.
|Lions Gate, also known as St. Stephen's Gate (Chatham University Archives)|
|The sealed Sha'ar Harachamim, or the Golden Gate, taken from Gethsemane Garden (Chatham University Archives)|
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