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Bedouin Encampment in the Valley of Achor

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Bedouin Encampment in the Valley of Achor

ca. 1896-1900
19th century
220 x 280 mm (8.7 x 11 in.)

American Colony of Jerusalem, Swedish, d. 19th century
Probably by Eric G. Matson, American (probably)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print
Marks: Inscribed on negative, lower left: “American Colony, Jerusalem”; inscribed on negative, lower center: title in English, German, French; inscribed in ink on verso: “We visited one of these camps at Jericho. The Bedouin had three wives and a numerous progeny.”
Bibliography: See Lee D. Witkin and Barbara London, The Photograph Collector’s Guide (Boston, MA: New York Graphic Society, 1979); MacMillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists and Innovators (1983).
Credit Line: Gift of Michael M. Senft, 1983
Accession Number: 1983.12.114.30

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  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • travel photography

  • image Dimensions: 220 x 280 mm (8.7 x 11 in.)

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