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The Dead Sea--Where once stood the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
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Bain, Robert E. M
The Dead Sea--Where once stood the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah [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 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Luke, xvii:29.)--'But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.' The part of the Dead Sea upon which we look, which is the northern inlet of it, is supposed to occupy the place upon which once stood the celebrated cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Part of the sites of these cities is under the sea and part on the shore. The mountains we see in the distance are the mountains of Judea. We are looking toward the west. To the east of us are the mountains of Moab. Sodom and Gomorrah once stood between the mountains of Judea and the mountains of Moab. The photograph you see was taken just a little after sunrise. The weather here was very hot even as early as that." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi."
Dead Sea; a man, his home and boat are near the shoreline
Scanning Notes:
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5492 LVii218CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Dead Sea (Israel and Jordan)

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Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: The Dead Sea--Where once stood the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah