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Palestine & Jerusalem – circa 1900 *

The world's first film poster, for 1895's L'Arroseur arrosé the poster realised as a sand sculpture The poster advertising the Lumière brothers cinematographe, showing a famous comedy (L'Arroseur Arrosé, 1895). Photo: Marcellin Auzolle (1862-1942)

Palestine & Jerusalem – circa 1900

IsraelandYou loves historical photos, especially pictures of the Land of Israel. Let us know if you have relevant pictures. These photos of Palestine and Jerusalem taken around 1900 showing the towns, country side and the people of the region. They are from the the Library of Congress Photochrom Collection.

Jerusalem (A rare video!) – an old originals photographs of the Holy City from 1853 and up

The Old City of Jerusalem –  البلدة القديمة‎ is a 0.9 square kilometre mile walled area within the modern city of Jerusalem. The Old City lies within East Jerusalem. Until the 1860s this area constituted the entire city of Jerusalem. The Old City is home to several sites of key religious importance: the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.

Palestine 1896

First film footage taken in Palestine (Lumier Bros.) Extracted from “Palestine: Story of a Land”, by Simone Bitton. The Lumière brothers, Auguste Lumiere ; 19 October 1862 – 10 April 1954) and Louis Lumiere; 5 October 1864 – 7 June 1948), were among the first filmmakers in history. They patented an improved cinematograph, which in contrast to Thomas Edison’s “peepshow” kinetoscope allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties. Their father had a photo shop and the brothers worked in the shop. Louis was the chemist and August was the admin. The brothers sent a photographer named Alexandre Promio to Egypt and the Holy Land. These shots became the first movie of the Holy Land.


A Biography of the Fathers of Modern Cinema, the Lumiere Brothers

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