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Early Holy Land photos surprise viewers in 1800s


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/early_holy_land_photos_surprise_viewers_in_1800s_20110412

With the introduction of photography in 1839, pioneer practitioners of the nascent medium flocked to the Holy Land, expecting the glorious biblical scenes imagined by Renaissance painters, but finding instead mainly dusty villages and a largely ramshackle Jerusalem.

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