46 black-and-white photographic prints of religious and archaeological sites, including 32 from the series "Views of Jerusalem and Environs," most with photographer's signature and negative number in the bottom left-hand corner of the print, locations and sites depicted include the Tower of David, Jaffa Gate, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Tower of Antonia, the Golden Gate, the Dome of the Rock, St. Stephen's Gate, the Tomb of the Virgin, the Pillar of Absalom, the Pool of Siloam, Joab's Well, the Tomb of David, the Wailing Wall, Damascus Gate, the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron, Beirut, the Ruins of Capernaum, Bethsaida, the Tomb of Joseph, Mt. Zion, Nazareth, and Damascus. Some with small marginal tears or corner creases, curling to edges, very minor losses. Prints sized 7 1/4" x 9 1/2", 8 7/8" x 11 3/8", and 9 1/4" x 11 1/4". Loose as issued, housed in modern photo album. Jerusalem ca. 1860s. Peter Bergheim was a German man living in England who converted to Judaism in the 1830s. He was sent to Jerusalem in 1837 to assist the missionary Hans Nicolajsen with his work for the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews. He began as a pharmacist in a local hospital, and then became a wine merchant and established the first western bank in Jerusalem, just inside Jaffa Gate. By 1859 he was an accomplished and well-known photographer, and was one of the first local resident photographers working in Jerusalem. Some of his photographs were included in the Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem. (Inventory #: 48232)
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