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Matson's Palestine

Matson Middle East Photographic CollectionCreated by: PICRYLDated: 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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To Sinai by car. The Mitla pass looking east from the plain

To Sinai by car. The Mitla pass looking east from the plain

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from Darb El Hagg (Mitla Pass) in the vicinity of Wadi El Hagg, looking east and showing the plate... More

To Sinai by car. Ain Kadeis. One of the small sources

To Sinai by car. Ain Kadeis. One of the small sources

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in the vicinity of the water spring of Ain Qideis, and showing the mainstream of Wadi Qideis in th... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin woman with all her finery

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin woman with all...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Bedouin. On negative sleeve: 06623, Matson call # 862. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph shows a winter Bedouin encam... More

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

Sinai. Wilderness of Sin. Exodus 16:1

Sinai. Wilderness of Sin. Exodus 16:1

Title from: Matson color slides and filmstrips of Bible Lands ... , the Matson Photo Service. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly ... More

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. On guide card: Sinai, see p. 437-462. Photograph taken from an oasis on a key caravan... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vic... More

To Sinai via the desert. El-Medawa summit of Jebel Serbal

To Sinai via the desert. El-Medawa summit of Jebel Serbal

Photograph taken from the crown-shape summit of Gebel Serbal (El Madhawwa). (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018) Wadi El Sheikh and Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim of Amalek) were the upland sectio... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vic... More

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly El Raha Plain (Ahtha) the north most coastal plain or El Hbeg Plai... More

To Sinai via the desert. Scene in Wady Feiran

To Sinai via the desert. Scene in Wady Feiran

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere to the east of the vicinity of Tell El Mahrad and the junction with Wadi A'liyat (?), where a the palm grove is less dense in that section than ot... More

To Sinai via the desert. Jebel Serbal from Wady Feiran

To Sinai via the desert. Jebel Serbal from Wady Feiran

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) downstream area to the west of the dense palm grove of Feiran Oasis, somewhere in the vicinity of the close localities of El Hswa, El Khataten, El Mgrahein ... More

Sinai. Ain Gedeirat, Kadesh Barnea. Num. 20:1

Sinai. Ain Gedeirat, Kadesh Barnea. Num. 20:1

Title from: Matson color slides and filmstrips of Bible Lands ... , the Matson Photo Service. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vicinity of Ain El Qadeirat water ... More

Sinai. Wady Feiran, Bedouin tents

Sinai. Wady Feiran, Bedouin tents

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim), possibly, downstream area to the west of the dense palm grove of Feiran Oasis somewhere in the vicinity of the close localities of El Nakhila, El Hswa, El ... More

To Sinai via the desert. Remains of early Christian structures in Wady Feiran

To Sinai via the desert. Remains of early Christian structures in Wady...

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) at the junction with Wadi A'liyat, where the palm grove becomes sparse at the eastern edge of Feiran Oasis, looking west and showing the extended mountain r... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Enclosure where the dates are dried

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Enclosure where the da...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Enclosure where dates are dried (crossed out). On negative: 1523 (crossed out). Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph tak... More

To Sinai by car. Bedouin camp under Acacia trees

To Sinai by car. Bedouin camp under Acacia trees

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim), possibly, downstream area to the west of the dense palm grove of Feiran Oasis somewhere in the vicinity of the close localities of El Nakhila, El Hswa, El ... More

Sinai Egypt, Extinct City, Jordan

Sinai Egypt, Extinct City, Jordan

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly El Raha Plain (Ahtha) the north most coastal plain or El Hbeg Plai... More

To Sinai by car. El Kossaima. The rest house

To Sinai by car. El Kossaima. The rest house

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the frontier centre of El Qusaima, showing the administrative and residential building(s) (re... More

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Feiran and Jebel Serbal

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Feiran and Jebel Serbal

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. On guide card: Sinai, see p. 437-462. Photograph taken from an oasis on a key caravan... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken in the vicinity of the water spring of Ain Qideis, and showing the m... More

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Feiran and Jebel Serbal

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Feiran and Jebel Serbal

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere in the vicinity of Di... More

To Sinai by car. Wadi Feiran. El Mahrad. (Peran) head of the wadi

To Sinai by car. Wadi Feiran. El Mahrad. (Peran) head of the wadi

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

To Sinai by car. El Kossaima. Distant view looking eastward toward Ain Gedeirat

To Sinai by car. El Kossaima. Distant view looking eastward toward Ain...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the frontier centre of El Qusaima to the west, looking east and showing the spring and orchar... More

To Sinai by car. Route from El Kossaima to Ain Kadeis

To Sinai by car. Route from El Kossaima to Ain Kadeis

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in the vicinity of Wadi Geisi between Ain El Qadeirat and Ain Qideis water spring, looking south-s... More

2 men on camels, Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

2 men on camels, Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

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

Nekhel. Ancient pilgrim fortress showing main entrance and corner tower

Nekhel. Ancient pilgrim fortress showing main entrance and corner towe...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the southeastern side of Nakhl fortress, looking north and showing southern corner of the mai... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin camp

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin camp

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the perimeter of the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula(?), looking southwards and showing a w... More

Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. Gulf of Akaba. Western shore known as Jarvis Bay. Showing winter house of Jarvis Pasha, governor of Sinai

Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. Gulf of Akaba. Wes...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Aerial photograph taken over the outlet of Wadi Taba (alluvial plain) into the Gulf of Aqaba, looking northwest and showing the west coast of ... More

Camels at oasis, Sinai

Camels at oasis, Sinai

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere in the vicinity of Dier El Banat and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib, where a dense palm grove covers that section of Feiran Oasis. (Source: A. Sha... More

Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran at the foot of Gebel Tahuna in the vicinity of Tell El Mahrad, where the palm grove becomes sparse at the eastern edge of Feiran Oasis, looking south and showing the crown-shap... More

To Sinai by car. El Mahrad. An oasis which is "A gem of the desert"

To Sinai by car. El Mahrad. An oasis which is "A gem of the desert"

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere in the vicinity of Dier El Banat and Sheikh Ahmed a... More

To Sinai via the desert. One of Serbal's five peaks

To Sinai via the desert. One of Serbal's five peaks

Photograph taken below one of the crown-shape summit of Gebel Serbal. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018) Wadi El Sheikh and Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim of Amalek) were the upland section of D... More

To Sinai by car. Car stuck in the midst of a sand dune. Sand drifts across the road

To Sinai by car. Car stuck in the midst of a sand dune. Sand drifts ac...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the sand dunes to the north of Gebel Murr, on Darb El Hagg between Suez Canal to the west and... More

Sinai. Wilderness of Shur. Exodus 15:22

Sinai. Wilderness of Shur. Exodus 15:22

Title from: Matson color slides and filmstrips of Bible Lands ... , the Matson Photo Service. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly ... More

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. The augmented stream further down the valley

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. The augmented stream further down the v...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vicinity of Ain El Qadeirat water... More

Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. El Nekhl. In center of Sinai Peninsula. Formerly an important station for Mecca pilgrim

Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. El Nekhl. In cente...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Aerial photograph taken over Nakhl on Darb El Hagg, looking northwest and showing the desert town of Nakhl in Central Sinai in the centre (the ... More

Boy & camel, Mt. Sinai box

Boy & camel, Mt. Sinai box

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 a low elevated valley at the perimeter of no... More

To Sinai via the desert. Luxurious palm grove in Wady Feiran

To Sinai via the desert. Luxurious palm grove in Wady Feiran

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

Sinai, Bedouin woman & child

Sinai, Bedouin woman & child

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Sinai. Photograph shows a Bedouin woman sitting with her child as part of... More

Sinai. Oasis in Wady Feiran, and Jebel Serbal

Sinai. Oasis in Wady Feiran, and Jebel Serbal

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

Nekhel. Village in center of Sinai peninsula on ancient Haj route

Nekhel. Village in center of Sinai peninsula on ancient Haj route

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the southern side of Nakhl fortress, looking north and showing the minaret of the mosque and ... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Caring for sick camel

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Caring for sick camel

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Caring for a sick camel (crossed out). On negative: 1526 (crossed out). Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in Wa... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. The landscape and the sequence of the photographs suggest somewhere on Darb El Hagg t... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. In the footsteps of father; Bedouin boy with camel

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. In the footsteps of fa...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: In the Fo[otsteps] of his father, Bedouin boy with camel. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from a low elevated... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. El-Kaa, the Wilderness of Sin

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. El-Kaa, the Wilderness...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly El Raha Plain (Ahtha) the n... More

Sinai. Oasis in Wady Feiran (Rephidim), and distant view of Jebel Serbal. American Colony, Jerusalem

Sinai. Oasis in Wady Feiran (Rephidim), and distant view of Jebel Serb...

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

Sinai, Bedouin woman grinding flour

Sinai, Bedouin woman grinding flour

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. On guide card: Sinai, see p. 437-462. Photograph taken in the oasis of Wadi Feiran, w... More

Nekhel. Large water reservoir. And corner tower of fortress

Nekhel. Large water reservoir. And corner tower of fortress

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the northeastern side of Nakhl fortress, looking south and showing the main water reservoir t... More

Sinai. Ain Gedeirat, near source of the spring. Num. 20:11

Sinai. Ain Gedeirat, near source of the spring. Num. 20:11

Title from: Matson color slides and filmstrips of Bible Lands ... , the Matson Photo Service. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vicinity of Ain El Qadeirat water ... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Typical scene around the campfire at night

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Typical scene around t...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in the oasis of Wadi Feiran or Wadi EL Sheikh(?), where there is an abundant palm and Tarfaa grove... More

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) downstream area to the west of the dense palm grove of Feiran Oasis, somewhere in the vicinity of the close localities of El Hswa, El Khataten, El Mgrahein ... More

El-Kuntilla. Police station. A frontier post on Sinai boundary

El-Kuntilla. Police station. A frontier post on Sinai boundary

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in the vicinity of the Egyptian desert frontier outpost of Taba(?), looking east and showing the c... More

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. Source of the spring

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. Source of the spring

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) at Ain El Qadeirat water spring, showing... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Dates spread out to dry

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Dates spread out to dr...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Dates spread out to dry (crossed out). On negative: 1524 (crossed out). Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in Wa... More

To Sinai via the desert. Wilderness of Shur

To Sinai via the desert. Wilderness of Shur

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Wilderness of Shur. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of ... More

To Sinai via the desert. The abundance of water in Wady Feiran

To Sinai via the desert. The abundance of water in Wady Feiran

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: (Rephidim) the Lar. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere in the vic... More

Sinai. Junction of Wady Feiran and Wady Aleyat

Sinai. Junction of Wady Feiran and Wady Aleyat

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran at the foot of Gebel Tahuna in the vicinity of Tell El Mahrad, where the palm grove becomes sparse at the eastern edge of Feiran Oasis, looking south and showing the crown-shap... More

Sinai. Jebel Tahuneh (Hill of Moses). American Colony, Jerusalem

Sinai. Jebel Tahuneh (Hill of Moses). American Colony, Jerusalem

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

Camel drinking, Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

Camel drinking, Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

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

To Sinai via the desert. Grand view from Jebel Serbal

To Sinai via the desert. Grand view from Jebel Serbal

Photograph taken from the crown-shape summit of Gebel Serbal (El Madhawwa), looking northeast and showing section of the summit from the right to the centre and the vicinity of the upstream tributary (El Loza s... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Native hut made of palm branches

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Native hut made of pal...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Native hut made of palm branches. On negative: 1521 Native Hut in Wady Hebran (crossed out). Date from Matson LOT cards. P... More

To Sinai by car. Car rushing a sand dune near Bir Hassana

To Sinai by car. Car rushing a sand dune near Bir Hassana

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the vicinity of Bir El Hassana. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018) Paleolithi... More

Sinai. Wady Feiran, el Mahrad, Peran

Sinai. Wady Feiran, el Mahrad, Peran

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

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Gharandel, palms of Elim

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Gharandel, palms of Elim

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Photograph taken from Wadi Ghrandal (Biblical Elim) at its outlet into El Hegb Plain at the palm grove and spring area, on Sinai's western coas... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin couple

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin couple

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph shows a winter Bedouin encampment/tent (Arabic: Beit Sha'ar), possibly from the Gebaliya tribe who inhab... More

To Sinai via the desert. Jebel Tahuneh.

To Sinai via the desert. Jebel Tahuneh.

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

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. Possibly Kadesh Barnea of Num. 32:8, etc

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. Possibly Kadesh Barnea of Num. 32:8, et...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vicinity of Ain El Qadeirat water... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin home in Wady Er-Raha

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin home in Wady E...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the perimeter of the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula(?), looking northwards and showing a w... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere in the vicinity of Di... More

Sinai at the sea

Sinai at the sea

Photograph taken from the junction of Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) downstream area with El Qa'a Plain close to the Gulf of Suez(?), looking northwest(?) and showing the mainstream area of Wadi Feiran in the... More

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Wadi Ghrandal (Biblical Elim) at its outlet into El Hegb Plain at the palm grove and spring area, on Sinai's western coast of the Gulf of Suez to the south of t... More

To Sinai by car. Ain Kadeis at the head of the valley

To Sinai by car. Ain Kadeis at the head of the valley

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in the vicinity of Wadi Qideis, looking east (?) and showing the mainstream of the valley in the f... More

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. The large pool

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. The large pool

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vicinity of Ain El Qadeirat water... More

To Sinai via the desert. Statue of Waghorn at Port Tewfik

To Sinai via the desert. Statue of Waghorn at Port Tewfik

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: [Sta]tue of Waghorn at Port Tewfik. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of... More

Series of first aerial photographs of Palestine and Syria. Volcano and crater in the Hauran Mountains, 1800

Series of first aerial photographs of Palestine and Syria. Volcano and...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Volcano and crater in the Hauran Mountains 1800. Date from Matson LOT cards. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Naham Bialik (1873-1934). Title and date from: photographer's logbook: Matson Registers, v. 1, [1934-1939]. Caption continues from catalog: July 16, '34. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934). Title and date from: photographer's logbook: Matson Registers, v. 1, [1934-1939]. Caption continues from catalog: July 16, '34. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Naham Bialik (1873-1934). Title and date from: photographer's logbook: Matson Registers, v. 1, [1934-1939]. Caption continues from catalog: July 16, '34. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934). Title and date from: photographer's logbook: Matson Registers, v. 1, [1934-1939]. Caption continues from catalog: July 16, '34. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934). Title and date from: photographer's logbook: Matson Registers, v. 1, [1934-1939]. Caption continues from catalog: July 16, '34. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Naham Bialik (1873-1934). Title and date from: photographer's logbook: Matson Registers, v. 1, [1934-1939]. Caption continues from catalog: July 16, '34. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934). Title and date from: photographer's logbook: Matson Registers, v. 1, [1934-1939]. Caption continues from catalog: July 16, '34. 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.

Ancient inscription excavations Mshatta

Ancient inscription excavations Mshatta

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Ancient inscription excavations carved wall at Mashita, east of Jordan. Q... 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

Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate

Title from negative. Caption from catalog: Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Jaffa Gate. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

2 men inside Solomon's Quarries

2 men inside Solomon's Quarries

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 5119. On guide card: Relics. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Beduin i.e., Bedouin man (blindfolded game)

Beduin i.e., Bedouin man (blindfolded game)

Title from negative sleeve. On negative sleeve: See p. 261. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Mt. Gerizim Middle East photographs, American Colony Jerusalem

Mt. Gerizim Middle East photographs, American Colony Jerusalem

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

Children and bridge over Nile?

Children and bridge over Nile?

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 2968. Guide card: Egypt. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Schick map of Jerus. i.e., Jerusalem

Schick map of Jerus. i.e., Jerusalem

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative sleeve: 1894/5. Dupl[icate]. On guide card: Relics. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Irrigation wheel Middle East photographs, American Colony Jerusalem

Irrigation wheel Middle East photographs, American Colony Jerusalem

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Date from Matson LOT cards. 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.

Hama. Waterwheel on Orontes River

Hama. Waterwheel on Orontes River

Title devised by Library staff. Title based on caption for similar image (LC-M31-1754-[A]). Title in Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914 misidentifies image as "Environs of Jerusalem. ... More

Men on camel, Extinct City, Jordan

Men on camel, Extinct City, Jordan

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Photograph taken from Wadi Sulaf and close to the vicinity of Abu Khalil area, lookin... More

Mt. Hermon from Tiberias

Mt. Hermon from Tiberias

Title from negative. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative sleeve: B129 (M31). Guide card: Mt. Hermon from Sea of Galilee. Gift; Episcopal ... More

Officials of Tiberias picnicing at Gamala

Officials of Tiberias picnicing at Gamala

Title from negative. On negative sleeve: Officials of Tiberias. On negative: Ex-367. Guide card: Tiberias & Sea of Galilee. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

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