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Distant view of the Birthplace of John the Baptist
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Distant view of the Birthplace of John the Baptist
Distant view of the Birthplace of John the Baptist [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
John, The Baptist, Saint
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Luke, i:57)--The birthplace of John the Baptist which we have shown in another view of the Judean mountains, is so indistinct and vague that it can hardly be discerned. It is toward the right of the picture. The view helps us to get an idea of the Judean mountains, the folds of the hills, and the general topographical features of the country. This view is typical of the character of John the Baptist. He was a gloomy and severe and lonely man. So the country, represented in the picture before us, is gloomy and lonely and severe. A man in a region like this would be very apt to grow into a contemplative and thoughtful man. There is nothing here to divide the attention and nothing of a worldly nature to tempt anyone. Here are lonely hills and skies and lakes and olive trees, and nothing else." See 5276BAI/LVii2CAJS (Voyager # 360726)
Valley and mountains
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5084 LVi2CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries