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Entrance to the Garden of the Virgin--Where Joseph lived
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Entrance to the Garden of the Virgin--Where Joseph lived
Entrance to the Garden of the Virgin--Where Joseph lived [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Garden Of The Virgin
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18.4 cm ( 10 x 7.25 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: " (Gen. xxvi: 2.)--When Herod issued his cruel decree that all the children in Bethlehem under two years of age should be put to death, the Lord appeared unto Joseph in a dream and said, Arise, take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt. There is a tradition of long standing that the place of the sojourn in Egypt was at Matariyeh. It was near this place that Joseph lived, because it is only a short distance from Heliopolis where Potipherah resided, whose daughter Joseph married. This is a few miles east of Cairo, and the village is connected with it by telegraph and telephone. The region about Matariyeh is very fertile. Cotton grows here; orange groves are near by, and only a short distance is an ostrich farm kept by a Frenchman. It is a beautiful road from Cairo out to this place." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom right of the photograph. See 5300BAI/LVii26CAJS (Voyager # 360965)
Peddlers outside the gate of the Garden of the Virgin
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5108 LVi26CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries