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Place where Christ was Baptized
Title:
Place where Christ was Baptized [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.1 x 17.5 cm ( 9.875 x 6.875 in).
Notes:
Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Matthew, iii:13.)--The Jordan is the sacred river of Christendom, and the picture here photographed represents the most sacred spot in it. Here Christ was baptized by John in the winter, A.D. 27. This is right over against Jericho and about eight miles from that ancient city. Here pilgrims come annually from all over the world to see and to bathe in this wondrous stream. The Jordan varies from one hundred to two hundred yards in width. Its flow is rapid, having a fall from Cæsarea Philippi, where it rises, to the Dead Sea, where it is lost, of nearly four thousand feet. In its course it creates two lakes, Huleh and Galilee. Its banks are lined with thickly set shrubs and trees, and amid their flowers and branches birds revel and sing the whole year through." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." See 5214BAI/LVi132CAJS (Voyager # 359445)
The Jordan River with trees along its banks
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5406 LVii132CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries