The Institute for Palestine Studies Color photos of Palestine from the December 1926 issue of National Geographic magazine (Vol L, VI), "In the Birthplace of Christianity," recently donated to IPS's private library. Original captions included in the photo descriptions.
"Palestine is a land of comely young women and handsome old men. The years which affect the fleeting beauty of the former bring dignity and character to the faces of the latter, who are at their best when in repose, gossiping among themselves, soaking up the sun, or lazily spinning a handful of snowy yarn."
|"Moslem and Christian Neighbors of El-Bireh and Ramallah. A schoolgirl of the Christian town of Ramallah."|
|“An Arab Shepherd of Palestine. His headgear consists of a square of white cotton secured by a thick, double black cord of goat’s hair. His aba, or cloak, is folded up, so as to leave his legs free for climbing.”|
|"Olives" photograph from 1918-1935 |
"Before Their Diaspora" A photographic history of the Palestinians, 1876-1948, by Walid Khalidi
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