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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, by American Colony Jerusalem Photo Department, ca. 1936 | by trialsanderrors
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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, by American Colony Jerusalem Photo Department, ca. 1936

During Christmas services in Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, by the American Colony Jerusalem Photo Department, between 1934 and 1939.

 

Founded in the late 1890s by Elijah Meyers, the photo agency was headed during its heyday (ca. 1903-1933) by Lewis Larsson, whose staff photographers included Erik Lind, Lars Lind, Furman Baldwin, and G. Eric Matson.

 

Replaced and reposted, Happy Holidays all!

 

From the American Colony Jerusalem Collection at the U.S. Library of Congress.

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[PD] This picture is in the public domain.

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Taken sometime in 1936