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Christian street--motley life in the Holy City's bazaar district, Jerusalem
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03738cgm a2200349 u 4500
110126e1900 xx nnn i|eng u
__|a  (CAJSImage)[system control number to record digital location]
__|a  565UND/BB19
2_|a  Underwood & Underwood |4  Photographer
00|a  Christian street--motley life in the Holy City's bazaar district, Jerusalem |h  [Graphic]
1_|a  Palestine Through the Stereoscope
__|c  1900.
__|a  1 stereoscopic card : |b  albumen ; |c  15.4 x 8.1 cm ( 6 x 3.25 in).
__|a  Stereoscopic cards were originally housed in a box which looks like two books; the box is labeled "Palestine Through the Stereoscope" and each of the "books" is marked either "Volume I" or "Volume II" and "Underwood & Underwood"; the card is numbered at the top and bottom with its location (19) in the box and with the photographic number (3098) ; the publisher's name and locations (New York, London, Toronto-Canada, and Ottawa-Kansas) are listed on the left side of the card; "Works and Studios" for "Sun Sculpture" is listed on the right end of the card with their locations (Arlington and Westwood, New Jersey); the title and copyright date (1900) are printed at the bottom of the card.
__|a  View of people walking along Chirstian Street.
__|a  1
__|a  "3098 We are in the western part of the old city, facing north. The Jaffa Gate and the Tower of David are only a few minutes' walk from here off at the west (left). [new paragraph] 'Rather narrow, isn't it, according to our notion of what a city street should be? But no wheeled vehicle ever enters the gates of Jerusalem. One often sees donkeys and camels but never carriages in these streets. The pavement looks fairly even and decently clean; in these respects it is by far the best street in the city. Most of the alleys and lanes of Jerusalem are in a state of vileness indescribable. These walls on either side are plain and gloomy, and the windows on the upper stories are iron-bound. Those upper stories are private homes. Everywhere in the city one finds arches like these swung across the streets; they are needed as props to the walls, for, underneath, the foundations often rest on the ruins of earlier buildings. On the ground-floors little shops front upon the street and their wares often encroach upon the roadway. That key hung up in front, and the clock beyond it, tell the passers what are for sale. You might suppose the shopkeepers would want all the light possible in such shaded streets, but sunshine is never welcome to Orientals, and they hang curtains and awnings overhead. [new paragraph] 'Through a street not unlike this, Jesus was walking one day when He saw the blind man begging (John ix, 1-7). It was in such a street as this that the people laid their sick after the Day of Pentecost, that the shadow of Peter might fall on them (Acts v, 15)." (Extract from The Holy Land through the Stereoscope with special keyed maps, locating all the positions.) [new paragraph] From Notes of Travel, No. 36, copyright 1906, by Underwood & Underwood." The title is printed in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Greek.
__|a  Good
__|a  [scanning note]
_0|a  Bazaars
_4|a  Christian Street
_4|a  Merchants
_0|a  Israel
_0|a  Jerusalem
__|4  Provenance |g  Sotheby's |d  1981/03/27
2_|a  Underwood & Underwood |4  Publisher
2_|a  Holy Land Image Collection
2_|a  Lenkin Photo Image Collection
0_|t  CAJS Image Collection |g  BB |l  UND |m  565 |n  BB19
0_|t  The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Category: Bazaars
Category: Christian Street
Category: Merchants
Year: 1900
Creator: Underwood & Underwood
Physical description: stereoscopic card
Title: Christian street--motley life in the Holy City's bazaar district, Jerusalem