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General View of Ramleh--Near the Plains of Sharon
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Bain, Robert E. M
General View of Ramleh--Near the Plains of Sharon [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: W.A. Hammond, Holborn Hall, E.C.
St. Louis, 1894.
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: "(Isaiah, xxxv:2.)--'It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon.' From the top of the tower of Ramleh there may be had a magnificent view of the whole plain of Sharon, from the mountains of Judea and Samaria to the sea, and from the foot of Carmel to the sandy deserts of Philistia. It must have been some such point of view as this that Solomon had of the plain of Sharon when he sang of the roses of Sharon. Ramleh is three hours' ride from Joppa, on the great commercial thoroughfare from Egypt to Damascus. Ramleh is surrounded by fruitful gardens of the finest oranges. Here is the largest Latin Convent in Palestine, founded in 1420 by Philip of Burgundy. It is used as a home for Franciscan pilgrims." See 5160BAI/LVi78CAJS (Voyager # 358038)
View of Ramleh with its minaret and mosque
Scanning Notes:
Latin Convent
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5352 LVii78CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Plains of Sharon

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Category: Latin Convent
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: General View of Ramleh--Near the Plains of Sharon