Bedouins in Jordan and other locations
Photographs show John D. Whiting's trips around the Middle East region in 1934 and 1935. Whiting, a member of the American Colony in Jerusalem, worked as a tour guide, businessman, writer, and photographer. Photographs include: Arabah Valley camel trip, Adwan-Louzi tribes, Emir Talal's wedding, Emir Abdullah's feast for Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, visit to Bedu quail camp near Arish, Beersheba Arabs at Shalaal, and the road to Petra.
Album page image number 1-9 (p. 1-8) Photographs of camel trip to Arabah Valley include: men on camels, the Arabah Valley landscape, Salim mending Jock Vester's coat, party at el Habis oasis, watering camels at el Wabeh, men waiting to see the Governor ( ʻĀrif ʻĀrif,), baby on camel, a bull camel blowing bubbles, man and camel drinking, riding a "comb," ʻĀrif ʻĀrif and Jock Vester, ʻĀrif, ʻĀrif and Sheik Judduh playing "trick-track."
Album page image number 10-28 (p. 9-27) Photographs of Adwan-Louzi tribes include: a Louzi camp, Sheik Majid's tent with Bedouin, Sheik Sultan, Abd el Hamid and Sheik Majid Pacha Adwan, Abd el Hamid racing, camels leaving Louzi camp, a Louzi girl, Sheik Majid's brothers, interior of a Louzi tent, mother of the Louzi Sheik, Sheik Majid's tent (roasting, pounding, and cooking coffee), John D. Whiting breakfasting with Sheik Majid and his brothers, Sheik Majid's Bedu guests, a group of Ouzieh, playing the rababe at Es Shune, the late Sheik Sultan and Majid (behind a "saha"), Ouzi girls and women, an Adwan man, Sheik Majid's late wife baking breakfast, Edmund Wilson Whiting, John D. Whiting and Majid's mare, Majid's guests consoling him for death of his father Sheik Sultan Adwan, tents at Es Shune, Emir Abdullah ibn Hussein and men eating ox and rice from dish.
Album page image number 29-37 (p. 28-36) Photographs of Emir Talal's wedding, Amman, Jordan include: the clans marching to the palace, the "Mahmal" holy carpet canopy, warriors in medieval armor, (sword dance, spearmen, and the Mahmal); the kitchen tent, skinning and cutting up a camel, cauldrons of camel and rice cooking, feasting in the goat hair tent, Emir Abdullah's mare, the bridegroom's wedding mount, and Emir Talal's stallion colt.
Album page image number 38-43 (p. 37-42) Photographs of Emir Abdullah's feast for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia include: Crown Prince arriving in Jerusalem (Julian's Way), Abdullah's army maneuvres (Amman), the clans gather at Amman, lining the road the Emirs are to pass, watching the Bedu horse racing, the Emir's servants and the feast tent, cooking three whole camels in a cauldron, and drawing up a camel on one of the big dishes.
Album page image number 44-51 (p. 43-50) Photographs of the Bedu quail camp near Arish include: chief at the Gaza races, "our host" on his white mare, the Gypsy dancer, the Sheik's retainers, Beersheba women, quail nets, "Falaheen" merchants buying the quails, mother nursing baby, and a grandmother.
Album page image number 52-61 (p. 51-60) Photographs of Beersheba Arabs at Shalaal include: women filling water jars, washing clothes, camels watering, the camel herder, and young sheiks. Photographs of the road to Petra include: filling goat skin at fountain below Es Salt, "Birkat el Hadj," the Mecca pilgrim road; "shawahid" memorial stones at Petra, early morning at Petra, the Bdul cave dwelling Arabs, young Sheik of the Bdul, Bdul girls, the desert patrol at castle Wad er Rum, and the "anatomy" of the Hajin (camel) taken at Beersheba.
Most of the photographs were taken by John D. Whiting. G. Eric Matson and others may have also taken some of the photographs. Matson, Whiting, Hanna Safieh, Joseph H. Giries, and others contributed to the work of the the Matson Photo Service, the successor to the American Colony Photo Department (1898-1940). For more information about the American Colony Photo Department and the Matson Photo Service see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.matpc. For more information about the John D. Whiting Collection see: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/629_whiting.html
Most of the photographs were taken by John D. Whiting. G. Eric Matson and others may have also taken some of the photographs. Matson, Whiting, Hanna Safieh, Joseph H. Giries, and others contributed to the work of the Matson Photo Service, the successor to the American Colony Photo Department (1898-1934). For more information see: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/matpchtml/matpcac.html.
Captions from list found with album.
Album similar in format to "Diary in Photos" albums (LOT 13836, LOTs 13839-13842).
Some photographs in this album also found in LOT 13836.
LOT title devised by Library staff.
Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff.
John D. Whiting's diaries, correspondence, and other materials are located in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Papers of John D. Whiting).
Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting.
Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 2006; (DLC/PP-2006:051:35).