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Matson's Palestine

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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Cairo--riverside

Cairo--riverside

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

Plan of Ur

Plan of Ur

Title from negative. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Ancient coins, Egyptian paintings on tomb walls, maps, plans, restorations. Gift... more

Beth Alfa, Plain of Esdraelon

Beth Alfa, Plain of Esdraelon

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Beth Alpha. On paper label: Mosaics at Beth Alfa on Plain of Esdraelon. G... more

Street in Jerusalem

Street in Jerusalem

Title from negative. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 16. Guide card: Jerusalem cityscapes. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra. The Sik from el-Khazneh

Petra. The Sik from el-Khazneh

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Copy print verso: The Sik from el-Khazneh, Petra, Jordan. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra. General view of mountains of Petra

Petra. General view of mountains of Petra

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Similar image in LOT 13847, p. 47, no. 23 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18419) Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

View through arched street looking from Damascus gate inside the old city

View through arched street looking from Damascus gate inside the old c...

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 62. Similar image in LOT 13847, p. 3, no. 1 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Arabic document

Arabic document

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Date from Matson LOT cards. See LC-M361-918 for a translation of this document. Gift; ... more

Tiberias

Tiberias

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

Maronite bishop

Maronite bishop

Title from negative. 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; Epis... more

Northern views. Dan (Tell el-Kadi) American Colony, Jerusalem

Northern views. Dan (Tell el-Kadi) American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption continues from catalog: Main source of Jordan. On negative: 5441. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Citadel & Tower of David

Citadel & Tower of David

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. 3611 - 3620 [crossed out]. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Syrian bishop's remains (funeral). Corpse seated in church

Syrian bishop's remains (funeral). Corpse seated in church

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Title from data for associated images (LC-M31-13047 and LC-M31-13047-A). Original title from list, Matson Collecti... more

Epiphany ceremony Jordan R. i.e., River

Epiphany ceremony Jordan R. i.e., River

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

Stone objects

Stone objects

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

Polish consulate

Polish consulate

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 4. Guide card: Polish Consulate. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

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

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

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

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Title from guide card. 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: 2612. 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.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Robinson's Arch

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Robinson's Arch

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Robinson's Arch. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Around the Dead Sea (Bahr Lut). Mountain Range between 'Ain Jiddy and Masada

Around the Dead Sea (Bahr Lut). Mountain Range between 'Ain Jiddy and ...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative sleeve: The Dead Sea. On negative sleeve: Similar to view-1226 p. 384 vol. II-of mountain range btw. 'Ain Jiddy and... more

In the Sinai

In the Sinai

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from the southeastern end of EL Raha Plain (Biblical encampment of the Israelites), looking southeast and showing Wadi Sharig to the left, the low summit of Gebel A... more

a) Mosaic frieze from the temple at Ubaid b) The temple at al-Ubaid restored (gay and fanciful, the gold and colours vivid against white walls

a) Mosaic frieze from the temple at Ubaid b) The temple at al-Ubaid re...

Title from negative. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Ancient coins, Egyptian paintings on tomb walls, maps, plans, restorations. Gift... more

Woman of Bethlehem

Woman of Bethlehem

Title devised by Library staff. Title based on caption for similar image (Lc-M36-599-A). On negative sleeve: 2772 S. On negative: 2772. [Bethlehem woman? M-32-527 JB]. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Flowers

Flowers

Title devised by Library staff. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 2535. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jaffa (Joppa) and environs. Lydda (Lod), reputed home of St. George and the dragon

Jaffa (Joppa) and environs. Lydda (Lod), reputed home of St. George an...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative sleeve: Lydda. Showing part of the Church of St. George on extreme left. On negative: 5008. On negative sleeve: 14,... more

Interior of Arab Christian home

Interior of Arab Christian home

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 12961-13944. Caption on negative sleeve: From Matson's "Arab types" drawer, NW house interior. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its su... more

Bethlehem. Church of the Nativity. (Interior. The nave)

Bethlehem. Church of the Nativity. (Interior. The nave)

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

Belfort Castle

Belfort Castle

Photo shows Beaufort or Belfort Castle, a Crusader fortress in southern Lebanon. (Source: researchers T. Bolen and T. Powers, 2009) Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Mats... more

Girl scout drill-Jerus. i.e., Jerusalem

Girl scout drill-Jerus. i.e., Jerusalem

Title from guide card. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 7. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Town on Lake Tiberias

Town on Lake Tiberias

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

Petra, great high place of sacrifice

Petra, great high place of sacrifice

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from transparency sleeve. On transparency sleeve: Nat. Geo. [i.e. National Geographic], p. 160. Gift; Episc... more

Tanis, obelisk

Tanis, obelisk

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative. Negative and caption on negative sleeve misidentify location as Sinai. On negative: SN-4, S-4... more

Mt. Hermon

Mt. Hermon

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative sleeve: 3117 S. On negative: 3117. Guide card: Mt. Hermon. Gift; Episcopa... more

Garden Tomb interior American Colony, Jerusalem

Garden Tomb interior American Colony, Jerusalem

Title from transparency. On transparency: 5148. Date based on caption for similar image (LC-M36-395-A). Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II of Germany in 1898. Emperor and Empress at Mosque of Omar i.e., Dome of the Rock

State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II of Germany in 1898. Emperor and...

Title from: list, State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II ... Caption on negative sleeve: At Mosque of Omar [i.e., Dome of the Rock]. On negative: 47. Photograph taken between October 26 and Nov. 4, 1898. Gift; ... more

Date palm trees

Date palm trees

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

Woman weaving reed baskets

Woman weaving reed baskets

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 12961-13944. Caption continues from catalog: A-581-A a near dupl. Caption on negative sleeve: From Matson's "Arab types" drawer. On negative sleeve: 2824, 1 ... more

Acanthus (A. syriacus Boiss.)

Acanthus (A. syriacus Boiss.)

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

Famous religious paintings. "Abide with us," by Furst, in Austrian Hospice, Jerusalem

Famous religious paintings. "Abide with us," by Furst, in Austrian Hos...

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title devised by Library staff. Title and date based on caption for similar images (LC-M36-1112-A and LC-M36-1112... more

Camels walking across a field

Camels walking across a field

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

Waterwheel at Antioch, Turkey

Waterwheel at Antioch, Turkey

Title devised by Library staff. Title and date based on caption for similar image (LC-M36-939). Similar image in LOT 13847, p. 79, no. 39 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18419) Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Palm plantation in the Jordan Valley

Palm plantation in the Jordan Valley

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

Sinai, St. Catherine's Monastery

Sinai, St. Catherine's Monastery

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

Costumes, characters and ceremonies. Case of old Samaritan scroll

Costumes, characters and ceremonies. Case of old Samaritan scroll

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

Around the Dead Sea (Bahr Lut). Jebel Usdum showing salt slabs

Around the Dead Sea (Bahr Lut). Jebel Usdum showing salt slabs

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

Hebron. Tanning of govt. skins

Hebron. Tanning of govt. skins

Title from: list, Matson Collection negative numbers 14565-15108. On negative: 2280. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra. Front view of Temple of el-Khazneh

Petra. Front view of Temple of el-Khazneh

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. On negative: 5579. Copy print verso: Front view of Temple of el-Khazneh, Jordan. Similar image in LOT 13847, p. 45, no. 22. (http://hd... more

Petra, great high place of sacrifice

Petra, great high place of sacrifice

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.

Arab agric. i.e., agriculture

Arab agric. i.e., agriculture

Title from negative sleeve. On negative: 2812. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Pottery

Pottery

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

Locust

Locust

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

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

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

The Garden Tomb, interior

The Garden Tomb, interior

Title from negative. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 85. Guide card: Buildings, monuments, landmarks. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Petra - sandstorm formations

Petra - sandstorm formations

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.

People in front of buildings, possibly at American University, Beirut

People in front of buildings, possibly at American University, Beirut

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

Cemetery beside wall of Jerusalem

Cemetery beside wall of Jerusalem

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

Bethlehem. Rachel's Tomb. On the road near Bethlehem

Bethlehem. Rachel's Tomb. On the road near Bethlehem

Title from: list, Photographic subjects of Bible Lands. Caption on negative: Rachel's Tomb. (On the road near Bethlehem). Tombeau de Rachel. On negative: 141. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Departmen... more

23rd Psalm, sheep

23rd Psalm, sheep

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.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Arched street

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Arched street

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

State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II of Germany in 1898. Emperor and Empress sightseeing

State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II of Germany in 1898. Emperor and...

Title from: list, State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II ... On negative: 63. Photograph taken between October 26 and Nov. 4, 1898. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Austrian Hospice

Austrian Hospice

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

Sinai

Sinai

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

Russian Chapel in Alexander Hospice, Jerusalem

Russian Chapel in Alexander Hospice, Jerusalem

Title from negative and 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.

Three women seated on carpet, Bethlehem. American Colony, Jerusalem

Three women seated on carpet, Bethlehem. 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. On negative: 601. 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: 3259. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Arab women working primitive grain mill

Arab women working primitive grain mill

Caption on negative: Two women at the mill. Title from negative sleeve. 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: pos[itive]. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Wall to stop locust

Wall to stop locust

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

Trees

Trees

Title from guide card. 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.

Arab plowing wdonkey and cow

Arab plowing wdonkey and cow

Title from negative sleeve. On negative: 2883. On negative sleeve: See 518, p. 230, 7/92. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Date from Matson LOT car... more

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Jerusalem from Gordon's Calvary American Colony, Jerusalem

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Jerusalem from Gordon's Calvary American Colony,...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative: Jerusalem from Gordon's Calvary. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Bedouin women working primitive grainmill

Bedouin women working primitive grainmill

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

North Palestine botanical trip before 1917

North Palestine botanical trip before 1917

Title from negative sleeve. On guide card: Taken on north Palestine botanical trip before 1917. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Trans-Jordan. Jerash. Portico of the Temple of Artemis

Trans-Jordan. Jerash. Portico of the Temple of Artemis

Title from: list, Photographic subjects of Bible Lands. Caption on negative: Jerash. Portico of the Temple of Artemis. On negative: P260 (crossed out). Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or it... more

Araya Abebe, cousin of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, in Jerusalem

Araya Abebe, cousin of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, in Jerusale...

Title devised by Library staff. (Source: Maria Senna Asfa Wossen) On negative sleeve: H.S.? [i.e., Haile Selassie] in suit and tie. Guide card: Churchill visit, Mar. 1921. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Military copies

Military copies

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Copies of military photographs. Two different images on the same plate. G... more

Hama

Hama

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Date from Matson LOT cards. On negative: 1751. Similar image in LOT 13847, p. 69, no. ... more

Sinai. Panorama of the Central Sinai Mountains from Wady er-Raha, in two sections

Sinai. Panorama of the Central Sinai Mountains from Wady er-Raha, in t...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Photograph taken from the southeastern end of EL Raha Plain (Biblical encampment of the Israelites), looking southeast and showing the ... more

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Damascus Gate

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Damascus Gate

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption on negative sleeve: Jerusalem, Damascus Gate. On negative: 5048. Scene outside the Damascus Gate. (Source: researcher N. Lavsky... more

Sheep and shepherd at Ain Farah, scene of 23rd Psalm

Sheep and shepherd at Ain Farah, scene of 23rd Psalm

Title from negative sleeve. On negative: 2910. On negative sleeve: A315A. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Date from Matson LOT cards. Gift; Episco... more

Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Caption on negative: Jaffa Gate. On negative: 12. Guide card: Gates of the City of Je... more

Locust moulting

Locust moulting

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

Haifa & environs. Haifa panorama, section II. (View from Mt. Carmel)

Haifa & environs. Haifa panorama, section II. (View from Mt. Carmel)

Title from: list, Photographic subjects of Bible Lands. Caption on negative: Haifa panorama, Section II. On negative: PAN SECT III. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Mats... more

Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane

Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane

Title from: list, Negatives ... from our art catalogue. On negative sleeve: 8X10. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Beersheba Bedouins. A desert cistern. (Women and children with a donkey loaded with water jars)

Beersheba Bedouins. A desert cistern. (Women and children with a donke...

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.

Olive? trees with hills in background

Olive? trees with hills in background

Title devised by Library staff. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 2474. On guide card: Misc. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Building with flag

Building with flag

Title devised by Library staff. On guide card: Unid[entified]. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 4198. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

a) Guides meet pilgrim ships at Jidda; b) Pilgrim ship

a) Guides meet pilgrim ships at Jidda; b) Pilgrim ship

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Caption on negative: Guides meet pilgrim ships at Jidda to show the city's sights. "E... more

23rd Psalm, sheep

23rd Psalm, sheep

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.

Petra. Panorama of mountains of Petra, in three sections American Colony, Jerusalem

Petra. Panorama of mountains of Petra, in three sections American Colo...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. Caption continues from catalog: I. Copy print verso: Panorama of the mountains of Petra, Jordan. Center section. Center section of pano... more

Aleppo from castle

Aleppo from castle

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.

Sinai, Jebel Mousa

Sinai, Jebel Mousa

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from the summit of Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai or Gebel Musa), looking northwest and showing the plateau in the foreground between the round-shape summit of Biblical... more

Baalbek (Heliopolis), etc. Columns of Temple of the Sun

Baalbek (Heliopolis), etc. Columns of Temple of the Sun

Title from: Catalogue of photographs made by the American Colony ... 1914. On negative sleeve: 437. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Greek cathedral, Church of Holy Sepulchre

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). Greek cathedral, Church of Holy Sepulchre

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

Ain Farah water supply

Ain Farah water supply

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