Saturday, April 27, 2013

The "Cigarbox Collection" Part 3 -- the Arabs of Palestine, and a Clarification

Among the photographs we received in the "Cigarbox Collection" 
are several pictures of Arab life in Palestine approximately 100 years ago.
Days before our formal "opening" of the collection, 
we continue to provide previews. 

An Arab street in Haifa, ironically called "al Yahud" (the
Jews) street, according to a note on the picture's back (c 1920)

The village of Kalkilya. Enlarging the photo shows a woman
with a jug on her head, suggesting the structure is a well

A Bedouin family near the Hula Lake. Homes were made from reeds. The
lake was partially drained in the late 1800s. Later Jewish efforts drained the
malarial swamps. (circa 1920)

Today's pictures come from the Arab 

communities in Kalkilya, Haifa and the Hula Valley.

Mishmar Ha'emek from the 1920s
(Keren Hayesod)


We previously posted this picture from the Cigarbox Collection.  
Some of the pictures, such as this one, bear a stamp on the 
back saying "Photo Keren Hayesod."  The Central Zionist Archives 
contains some 50,000 pictures from the organization which was 
established in 1920.

We discovered this picture in the Harvard Library files, but it was 
dated "1948-1946."  We suggest that the photograph, part of other 
pictures in the Cigarbox Collection, was taken in 1926, soon after 
Mishmar Ha'emek's establishment.

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Steve Martin
Love For His People
Charlotte, NC USA