|The shuttered shop at Jaffa Gate when the German|
Emperor arrived in 1898. (Ottoman Imperial Archives)
|The full picture of the Emperor's arrival|
The German Emperor's arrival in Jerusalem on October 28, 1898 was a major news item around the world. The Ottoman rulers of Jerusalem and Palestine changed the face of Jerusalem to receive him. Victory arches were built along his route, and the Old City wall was breached to allow passage of his carriage.
And as the picture above shows, one shopkeeper closed his shutters. Why?
|Enlarged photo of the millinery shop|
|The Emperor and his wife passing under the Jewish community's arch on Jaffa Road. |
The photos of the Emperor's visit established the photographers of the American
Colony in the world market.
Below is the full Library of Congress picture of Jaffa Gate with the following caption: "Photograph taken before October 1898 visit of Kaiser Wilhelm II to Jerusalem when a breach was made in the wall near the Jaffa Gate. (Source: L. Ben-David, Israel's History - A picture a day.)"
|Jaffa Gate and the Jewish shop (Library of Congress)|