Wednesday, December 17, 2014

First photos of Jerusalem (1844) taken by French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey.

 This photo is labeled "Damascus Gate."
Actually, it is the city wall just to the
right of the gate. The photographer
was fascinated with stonework on the
shrines in the Middle East. (1844)
 Panoramic photo of Jerusalem's Old City from the southeast. (1844)
 These daguerreotype photographs were the first ever taken of Jerusalem. They date to 1844 (during the city's Ottoman period) and were taken by French artist Girault de Prangey.
 These daguerreotype photographs were the first ever taken of Jerusalem. They date to 1844 (during the city's Ottoman period) and were taken by French artist Girault de Prangey.
 First photos of Jerusalem (1844)
French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey.
 First photos of Jerusalem (1844)
French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey.
These daguerreotype photographs were the first ever taken of Jerusalem. They date to 1844 (during the city's Ottoman period) and were taken by French artist Girault de Prangey.