Bethlehem family, c.1900-1920

Item

Title
Bethlehem family, c.1900-1920
Description
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress. The image depicts a family and animals in the ruins of an old Bethlehem home. The image seems to have been staged to resemble the biblical nativity scene. The mother, in this interpretation, could represent the Virgin Mary holding her child. This image is a cropped version of the original. This image exists as part of the Bethlehem People and Places collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.
Identifier
pb_lc_bpe_7252250
Subject
Bethlehem
Palestine
Palestinian Diaspora
Domestic Bethlehem
Bethlehem People and Places collection
Biblical gaze
Nativity scene
Bethlehem children
Virgin Mary
References
https://www.loc.gov/resource/matpc.07601/
License
CC BY 4.0
Creator
American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer
Contributor
G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection
Type
1 negative : glass, stereograph, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in.
Source
Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-07601 (digital file from original photo)
Language
English
Spatial Coverage
31.7053996/ 35.1936877
Rights Holder
Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.
Date (approximate)
c.1900-1920