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The Pool of Hezekiah, Jerusalem

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The Pool of Hezekiah, Jerusalem

published 1862
19th century
164 x 228 mm (6.5 x 9 in.)

Francis Frith, British (English), (1822–1898)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Series: from Sinai and Palestine
Edition: As published in the album "Sinai and Palestine" (London: William Mackenzie), 1862
Marks: Printed on mount: “THE POOL OF HEZEKIAH. / Jerusalem”; inscribed in pencil, lower left corner: “42”; inscribed on negative in image, lower left corner: “Frith P 117”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Collector’s stamp of Weston J. Naef in red on verso of the volume’s title page
Bibliography: Douglas R. Nickel, Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian Photographer Abroad (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004); Jon Manchip White, Egypt and the Holy Land in Historic Photographs: 77 Views by Francis Frith (New York: Dover, 1980), plate 64.
Credit Line: Gift of Weston and Mary Naef in honor of Ella Dawes Naef, class of 2002, 2009
Accession Number: 2009.16.11

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  • Asia - TGN 1000004
  • cityscapes - Use for creative works that depict settlements that may be considered cities. For creative works depicting settlements that may be considered towns, use "townscapes (representations)." For images that are more documentary than creative, prefer
  • Israel - TGN 1000119
  • Jerusalem - TGN 7001371
  • Palestine (historical region) - TGN 7004540
  • pools - Use for still bodies of water smaller than ponds.
  • travel photography
  • water
  • water features - Designates passive reflective or dynamic elements in the cultural landscape that incorporate water as the primary design feature; for naturally occurring areas of water use the descriptors under "bodies of water." [April 1993 descriptor moved. May 1990 descriptor added.]

  • image Dimensions: 164 x 228 mm (6.5 x 9 in.)

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