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Matson's Palestine

Matson Middle East Photographic CollectionCreated by: Library Of CongressDated: 1930
Miscellaneous Bedouin women
The G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection is a source of historical images of the Middle East. The majority of the images depict Palestine (present-day Israel and the West Bank) from 1898 to 1946. Most of the Library of Congress collection consists of over 23,000 glass and film photographic negatives and transparencies created by the American Colony Photo Department and its successor firm, the Matson Photo Service.

The American Colony Photo Department in Jerusalem was one of several photo services operating in the Middle East before 1900. Catering primarily to the tourist trade, the American Colony and its competitors photographed holy sites, often including costumed actors recreating Biblical scenes. The firm’s photographers were residents of Palestine with knowledge of the land and people that gave them an advantage and made their coverage intimate and comprehensive. They documented Middle East culture, history, and political events from before World War I through the collapse of Ottoman rule, the British Mandate period, World War II, and the emergence of the State of Israel.

The Matson Collection also includes images of people and locations in present-day Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Turkey. Additionally, the firm produced photographs from an East African trip.

The collection came to the Library of Congress between 1966 and 1981, through a series of gifts made by Eric Matson and his beneficiary, the Home for the Aged of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Los Angeles (now called the Kensington Episcopal Home).
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Pilgrims on Jericho Road

Pilgrims on Jericho Road

Title from paper label. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Variant views of the same scene on the same plate. On guide card: Misc. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Damascus (Esh-Sham). House of Naaman

Damascus (Esh-Sham). House of Naaman

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: House of Naaman. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Egypt, boats on a river

Egypt, boats on a river

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from transparency sleeve. On transparency sleeve: Finlay p[ositive]. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Antique glass

Antique glass

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerusalem Waterworks

Jerusalem Waterworks

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Maan section on Hedjaz R.R. i.e., Hejaz Railroad in Jordan-Mecca R.R

Maan section on Hedjaz R.R. i.e., Hejaz Railroad in Jordan-Mecca R.R

Title from negative. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: Old Catalog no. see 1088, 47. Guide card: Amman. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Beirut, etc. Sidon (Saida)

Beirut, etc. Sidon (Saida)

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative sleeve: Coast at Sidon. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Antique glass

Antique glass

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 4065. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Hebrew dry measures, Hebrew liquid measures

Hebrew dry measures, Hebrew liquid measures

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Citadel of Zion

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Citadel of Zion

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Citadel of Zion. Copy print verso: Jerusalem. Citadel of Zion. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra. Place of Sacrifice, showing altars American Colony, Jerusalem

Petra. Place of Sacrifice, showing altars American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Petra. Altar for sacrificing. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Famous religious paintings. The Nativity, by G. Bagioli, in Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

Famous religious paintings. The Nativity, by G. Bagioli, in Church of ...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative sleeve: Painting. On negative sleeve: B380. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Man on a camel in front of a pyramid?

Man on a camel in front of a pyramid?

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service Title devised by Library staff. On guide card: Misc. half stereos. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Turkish procession

Turkish procession

Creator name based on date. Title from negative sleeve. On negative sleeve: Anonymous 1. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Greek Orthodox priest at St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai

Greek Orthodox priest at St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Sinai. Photograph taken from in front of the 6th century CE basilica, loo... more

Antique glass

Antique glass

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II of Germany in 1898. Turkish band on Haifa quay

State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II of Germany in 1898. Turkish ban...

Title from: list, State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II ... Caption on negative sleeve: Turk band on Haifa quay. Photograph taken between October 26 and Nov. 4, 1898. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

American consulate, courtyard

American consulate, courtyard

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: American consulate. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Man in uniform standing on a hill

Man in uniform standing on a hill

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service Title devised by Library staff. On negative sleeve: Misc. 24. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Sinai

Sinai

Title from guide card. Photograph taken from the central section of El Qa'a Plain to the north El Tur on Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez, showing the vicinity of Bir Yihia and the palm grove of El Wad... more

Jerusalem from the north

Jerusalem from the north

Title from: list, Photographic subjects of Bible Lands. Caption on negative: Jerusalem from the north. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episc... more

Sinai

Sinai

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Wadi Hibran at el-Rudysat area at the junction with Wadi Halyan (Kabrin), looking northeast and showing the twin-summit of Gebel Tarbush, from 8.5km distance. (... more

Hebron. Mosque of Machpelah

Hebron. Mosque of Machpelah

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 14565-15108. Caption on negative: View through [...] On negat... more

Petra, Ed-Deir

Petra, Ed-Deir

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Petra. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Chamber of the Last Supper, Jerusalem American Colony, Jerusalem

Chamber of the Last Supper, Jerusalem American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from negative sleeve. On negative sleeve: 2148. Guide card: Buildings, monuments, landmarks. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Baalbek

Baalbek

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 3241. On guide card: #204-211, 690-691. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Tel-Aviv

Tel-Aviv

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 14565-15108. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra

Petra

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 2622. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Flowers

Flowers

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On guide card: duplicates. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Ras Kasa - Ethiopian Generalissimo

Ras Kasa - Ethiopian Generalissimo

Photograph shows Ethiopian army commander Kassa Haile Darge (1881-1956). He is shown outside the building depicted in Matson negative LC-M32- 52559-x. Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Co... more

Streets. Jerusalem. Street in Tyropean Valley. (Showing ancient public fountain)

Streets. Jerusalem. Street in Tyropean Valley. (Showing ancient public...

Title from: list, Photographic subjects of Bible Lands. Caption on negative: Jerusalem. Street in Tyropean Valley. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service.... more

Hebron

Hebron

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 14565-15108. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra

Petra

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from transparency sleeve. On transparency sleeve: positive transparency #9. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Boats in harbor, Syria

Boats in harbor, Syria

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Syria. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Gobelins, glass, tapestry, etc

Gobelins, glass, tapestry, etc

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Mount of Olives (Jebel Et-Tur) etc. General view of Garden of Gethsemane

Mount of Olives (Jebel Et-Tur) etc. General view of Garden of Gethsema...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Garden of Gethsemane, exterior. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

East of Jordan and the Dead Sea. The odeum at 'Amman American Colony, Jerusalem

East of Jordan and the Dead Sea. The odeum at 'Amman American Colony, ...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Amman, the odeum. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

View of a town in Syria?

View of a town in Syria?

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Lebanon. The typical gorge and rock cliffs. (On the route from Beirut to the Cedars)

Lebanon. The typical gorge and rock cliffs. (On the route from Beirut ...

Title from: list, Photographic subjects of Bible Lands. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Beirut, etc. Ruins of Athlit American Colony, Jerusalem

Beirut, etc. Ruins of Athlit American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Ruins of Athlite. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra. Aaron's Tomb exterior, on Mt. Hor American Colony, Jerusalem

Petra. Aaron's Tomb exterior, on Mt. Hor American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Roman glass. Copies of valuable Roman glass

Roman glass. Copies of valuable Roman glass

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra, tomb in storeys

Petra, tomb in storeys

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On transparency: N.B. This is a positive transparency. No. 10. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Cedars of Lebanon

Cedars of Lebanon

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service Title devised by Library staff. On negative: 56. On guide card: Misc. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Madeba mosaic map of Jerusalem

Madeba mosaic map of Jerusalem

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On guide card: Relics. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Beth Shemesh

Beth Shemesh

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Caption on negative: Bethshems. Guide card: Beth Shemesh. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Cherubs and festoons on basin in court of altar, Temple of the Sun, Baalbek

Cherubs and festoons on basin in court of altar, Temple of the Sun, Ba...

Title devised by Library staff. Title based on caption for similar image (LC-M32-A-268). Original title from Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914: Baalbek (Heliopolis), etc. General vie... more

Roman bridge and city gate, Banias

Roman bridge and city gate, Banias

Title from negative sleeve. Caption on negative: Roman bridge and city gate, Banias. On negative: 2443, 383. On negative sleeve: X383. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the M... more

Neby Moussa i.e., Nebi Musa. Crowds at St. Stephen's Gate

Neby Moussa i.e., Nebi Musa. Crowds at St. Stephen's Gate

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 12961-13944. Caption continues from catalog: See M32-501. Caption on negative sleeve: From Matson's "Arab types drawer" , Nebi Moussa box. On negative: 2782.... more

Bethlehem (Beit-Lahm) and surroundings. Basilica in Church of the Nativity American Colony, Jerusalem

Bethlehem (Beit-Lahm) and surroundings. Basilica in Church of the Nati...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: The Basilica. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Eight Station American Colony, Jerusalem

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Eight Station American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Eighth Station. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service Title from guide card. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Stone of the Anointment in Church of the Holy Sepulchre American Colony, Jerusalem

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Stone of the Anointment in Church of the Holy Se...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Stone of Anointment. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jaffa

Jaffa

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 14565-15108. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Akaba

Akaba

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 3. Guide card: Akaba. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Close up of a locust

Close up of a locust

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 1. Guide card: Locust plague. Variant views of the same scene on the sam... more

Arab village Epharaim area

Arab village Epharaim area

Title from negative sleeve. Caption from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 14565-15108: N. Palestine. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift... more

Soudanese i.e., Sudanese (portrait)

Soudanese i.e., Sudanese (portrait)

Title from negative sleeve. On negative sleeve: See A388. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Mt. Sinai

Mt. Sinai

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from the summit of Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai or Gebel Musa), looking southeast during the sunrise and showing the western wall of the church on the summit to the l... more

Antique bronze

Antique bronze

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Interior of Mosque el-Aksa i.e., al-Aqsa American Colony, Jerusalem

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Interior of Mosque el-Aksa i.e., al-Aqsa America...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Interior of Mosque el-Aksa [i.e., al-Aqsa]. Copy print verso: Interior of Mosque El-Aksa [i.e., al-Aqsa], Jerusale... more

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 14565-15108. On negative: 2173. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerusalem. British homes, embassy

Jerusalem. British homes, embassy

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 14565-15108. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Flowers

Flowers

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Antique glass

Antique glass

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Shepherds' Fields east of Bethlehem

Shepherds' Fields east of Bethlehem

Title from: list, Negatives ... from our art catalogue. On negative sleeve: 11X14. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra. Tomb with soldier American Colony, Jerusalem

Petra. Tomb with soldier American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Petra, tomb. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Via Egnatia - Greece

Via Egnatia - Greece

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative. Caption on negative sleeve: Via Egnatia, Greece. On negative: G-3. On negative sleeve: G-3. G... more

Garden of Gethsemane, inside enclosure

Garden of Gethsemane, inside enclosure

Title from: list, Negatives ... from our art catalogue. On negative: 13240-D. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Epiphany, church Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Epiphany, church Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Title from negative sleeve. On negative: 2794. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Sinai. Jebel Tahuneh in Wady Feiran

Sinai. Jebel Tahuneh in Wady Feiran

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) at the junction with Wadi A'liyat and to the north of Tell El Mahrad, where the palm grove becomes sparse at the eastern edge of Feiran Oasis, looking north... more

Unidentified Sculpture Group

Unidentified Sculpture Group

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative sleeve: coloured. On guide card: Relics. [Drunken Dionysos & Satyrs? JB].... more

Bedouins & camels at oasis, Sinai

Bedouins & camels at oasis, Sinai

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez to the south of the town of Suez at Uyun Musa (Biblical Twelve Springs of Moses), showing the way station for pilgrims... more

Harvesting and threshing floor scenes in the story of Ruth & Boaz

Harvesting and threshing floor scenes in the story of Ruth & Boaz

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On guide card: Dups. of set "Ruth the Moabitess". Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Mt. Hermon from Sea of Galilee

Mt. Hermon from Sea of Galilee

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

View of hills

View of hills

Title devised by Library staff. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title devised by Library staff. On guide card: Positives from art series. On transparency sleeve: 4-P, positive #... more

Um-ul-Jamal. American Colony, Jerusalem

Um-ul-Jamal. American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 13816-13914. Caption on negative: Um-ul-Jamal. On negative: 801. American Colony, Jerusalem. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Christ the Carpenter American Colony, Jerusalem

Christ the Carpenter American Colony, Jerusalem

On transparency sleeve: pos[itive]. On transparency: 823. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerash

Jerash

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Jerash. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Men and women, possibly members of the American Colony, seated on grass

Men and women, possibly members of the American Colony, seated on gras...

Title devised by Library staff. On guide card: Groups & individuals not identified. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

In the Sinai

In the Sinai

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: Pan. [i.e., panorama] Sect. I. Guide card: Sinai. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Tomb of the Crusader d'Aubigny. Placing stone marker Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Tomb of the Crusader d'Aubigny. Placing stone marker Church of the Hol...

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Buildings, monuments, landmarks. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jewish tabernacle tent

Jewish tabernacle tent

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from transparency sleeve. On transparency sleeve: Finlay p[ositive]. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Jaffa Gate American Colony, Jerusalem

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Jaffa Gate American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Jaffa Gate. On negative: 5028. Copy print verso: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra. Place of Sacrifice, from the east

Petra. Place of Sacrifice, from the east

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Flowers growing out of a rock

Flowers growing out of a rock

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service Title devised by Library staff. On guide card: Misc. half stereos. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Mount Zion

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Mount Zion

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Mount Zion. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Samaria

Samaria

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Samaria. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Mosque el-Aksa i.e., al-Aqsa

Mosque el-Aksa i.e., al-Aqsa

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 13816-13914. Caption on negative sleeve: Temple area, Mosque el-Aksa. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo ... more

Haifa & environs. Haifa and the River Kishon. (View from Mount Carmel)

Haifa & environs. Haifa and the River Kishon. (View from Mount Carmel)

Title from: list, Photographic subjects of Bible Lands. Caption on negative: Haifa and the River Kishon. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Epi... more

Antique glass

Antique glass

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Northern views. Tiberias from the lake

Northern views. Tiberias from the lake

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Tiberias from the lake. Copy print verso: Lewis Larsson. Early 1900's. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Temple of Horus. Edfu, Egypt

Temple of Horus. Edfu, Egypt

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from transparency sleeve. On transparency sleeve: positive. On guide card: Positives from art series. Gift;... more

Tell Jimmeh Gerar

Tell Jimmeh Gerar

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Caption on negative: Tell Jimmeh-Gerar. Located in the Negev desert. Guide card: Tell... more

On the way to Jericho (Er-Riha), Jordan, etc. Ceremony of the epiphany Church of the Holy Sepulchre

On the way to Jericho (Er-Riha), Jordan, etc. Ceremony of the epiphany...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. On negative: 5731. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Baalbek

Baalbek

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On guide card: #204-211, 690-691. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra

Petra

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Petra. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Barclay's Mr. Clarks, Director, at his desk

Barclay's Mr. Clarks, Director, at his desk

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Barclay's Bank. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Costumes and characters, etc. Coptic monks

Costumes and characters, etc. Coptic monks

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative sleeve: Coptic priests. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

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