The reapers' repast, American Colony Jerusalem Photo Department, ca. 1919

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    Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine. Photographs were created by the photographers of the American Colony Photo Department, located in Jerusalem. 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.

    Taken 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.

    1. Alessandra Carreño 78 months ago | reply

      beautiful picture!

    2. trialsanderrors 78 months ago | reply

      i can't tell, the info on these pictures is very sparse. here's another one of a similar scene called "reaping barley harvest":


      it might be from the looks of it, but i'm nowhere near an expert and i don't want to add any false information...

    3. Foodo Dood 78 months ago | reply

      great photos nonetheless. It must of took a really long time to color the barley!

    4. Peet de Rouw 78 months ago | reply

      They must be Palestines, the natives who lived there before the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Don't think they are Bedouins because they were nomads and not farmers..

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