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Road in the Harbor of Joppa--In the land of the Philistines
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Title:
Road in the Harbor of Joppa--In the land of the Philistines [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Transportation
Ships
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I. Samuel, xiii:12.)--'Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal.' Joppa was a town in the land of the Philistines. The Philistines, as a people, caused the Israelites more trouble than any other nation, except the Egyptians. Looked at from the deck of our ship, Joppa presented a most magnificent appearance. Standing upon a low, round hill, dipping into the Mediterranean, the view was beautiful beyond description. One is not so impressed with the town, however, after landing. It is said to be the dirtiest and most uncomfortable place in Palestine. In going up the long lane from the custom house toward our hotel, we met strings of camels and mules, bales of merchandise, and had our first view of the actual Holy Land. There are orange groves, palms and other Oriental trees, which unite to give a picturesque and Oriental view to the town." See 5357BAI/LVii83CAJS (Voyager # 361943)
View of the waterfront and the train terminus; several ships are at sea
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5165 LVi83CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Title: Road in the Harbor of Joppa--In the land of the Philistines