846 Works

St. John's Convent, 07/1927

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.

The photograph shows damage caused by the earthquake of 11 July, 1927, to the Monastery of St John the Baptist, located on the Jordan River, a short distance east of Jericho.

This image exists as part of the 1927 Earthquake collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Graduation ceremony, c.1957-1958

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the private collection of George Harb.
The photograph shows a class graduating c.1957-1958.
This image is part of the George Harb Photos collection, within the George Harb project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

French official administration letter

Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp, Natalia Garcia & Ellie Stebbing
This image is a digital reproduction of a document donated by William Victor Kattan.

The image depicts a French trademark registration letter for the Kattan family business in Egypt.

This image exists as part of the Kattan Documents collection within the William Victor Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Bethlehem and surroundings, c.1920-1933

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held within the Library of Congress.

The image features two women carrying water on a hillside road leading towards Bethlehem.

This image is part of the Bethlehem Women collection within the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Trademark registration letter to Khalil and Habib Egypt

Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp, Natalia Garcia & Ellie Stebbing
This image is a digital reproduction of a document donated by William Victor Kattan.

The image depicts a trademark registration letter written in French regarding Khalil and Habib Kattan's trademark as merchants in Egypt.

This image exists as part of the Kattan Documents collection within the William Victor Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

The Kattan family, Khartoum, Sudan, c.1950's

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Jacob Norris
This image is a digital reproduction of a black and white photograph donated by William Kattan.
The image is a family photograph featuring Victor Giries Kattan (far right). Members of the family present include his wife Marguerite (fourth in from the left), her sister in law Anna Kattan (nee Barbagallo), next to her is Maria Barbagallo and her husband Mario. Seated is Victor's daughter Jeanette Kattan and other members of the family. The photo was...

Statement of account of partnership, Hanna, Nakhleh and Victor, 15 June 1955

Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp & Bea Brown
This image is a digital reproduction of a document donated by William Victor Kattan.

The document is a statement of account of partnership between Hanna Kattan, Nakhleh Kattan, and Victor Kattan, on 15 June 1955.

This image exists as part of the Kattan Documents collection within the William Victor Kattan project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Christmas procession in Bethlehem, c.1898-1946

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Natalia Garcia & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.

This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.

The image depicts the Catholic Christmas Day procession (25 December), making its way into the Church of the Nativity. Ottoman guards can be seen maintaining order at the procession, as can Franciscan friars to the right of the picture. This image is the cropped version of...

Exterior view of the Nativity Church, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1898-1946

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows the exterior of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. The church is said to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ emphasising the religious importance of this site. The exterior viewpoint of the church exemplifies its architectural style and its status as one of the oldest surviving Christian churches in the world. This image is a cropped version of...

Handwritten drawing of lion trademark

Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Holly Stepp, Natalia Garcia & Ellie Stebbing
This image is a digital reproduction of a document donated by William Victor Kattan.

The image depicts an illustration of a lion with wings positioned over a globe. Arabic writing surrounds the illustration reading "Khalil and Habib Kattan in Omdurman". This is part of a series of trademark logos proposed for the Kattan businesses in Sudan, Egypt and Europe in the 1920s and 30s.
This image exists as part of the Kattan Documents collection within the...

Jerusalem Street, Bonfils Fiches, c.1870

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows a street in Jerusalem in the late 19th century. As a French photographer, Félix Bonfils captured the Middle East in the late 19th century from a Western perspective and achieved commercial success due to a European fascination with the 'East'. Photography depicting architecture was a common subject in his work.
This image exists as part of the Bonfils Fiches...

Jerusalem Street, Bonfils Fiches, c.1870

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows a street in Jerusalem in the late 19th century. As a French photographer, Félix Bonfils captured the Middle East in the late 19th century from a Western perspective and achieved commercial success due to a European fascination with the 'East'. Photography depicting architecture was a common subject in his work.
This image exists as part of the Bonfils Fiches...

Church of the Nativity at night at Christmas, Bethlehem, Palestine, December 1945

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held by the Library of Congress.
This image shows the exterior of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem photographed at night at Christmas.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Church of the Nativity at night at Christmas, Bethlehem, Palestine, December 1945

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held by the Library of Congress.
This image shows the exterior of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem photographed at night at Christmas.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Church of the Nativity at night at Christmas, Bethlehem, Palestine, December 1945

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held by the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows the exterior of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem lit up at Christmas.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Church of the Nativity at night at Christmas, Bethlehem, Palestine, December 1945

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held by the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows the exterior of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem lit up at Christmas.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Inside the Church of the Nativity at Christmas time, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1940-1946

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows light rays illuminating the interior of the Church of the Nativity at Christmas time. The interior of the church is filled with an array of sanctuary lamps and the sun rays emphasise the religious tone of the image. The people appear to be attending a Christmas service.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the...

Inside the Church of the Nativity at Christmas, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1940-1946

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows light rays illuminating the interior of the Church of the Nativity at Christmas time. The interior of the church is filled with an array of sanctuary lamps and the sun rays emphasise the religious tone of the image. The people in the photograph appear to be attending a Christmas service.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church...

Inside the Church of the Nativity at Christmas, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1940-1946

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows light rays illuminating the interior of the Church of the Nativity at Christmas time. The interior of the church is filled with an array of sanctuary lamps and the sun rays emphasise the religious tone of the image. The people in the photograph appear to be attending a Christmas service.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church...

Christmas Bell, Bethlehem, Palestine c.1920-1933

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows Bethlehem's Christmas bell and views of Bethlehem's surroundings in the distance. Although it is a religious tradition to ring church bells daily, bell ringing in Bethlehem is becoming less common. This has lead many Palestinians to attempt to keep the tradition alive.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project...

Christmas Bell, Bethlehem, Palestine c.1920-1933

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows Bethlehem's Christmas bell and views of Bethlehem's surroundings in the distance. Although it is a religious tradition to ring church bells daily, bell ringing in Bethlehem is becoming less common. This has lead many Palestinians to attempt to keep the tradition alive.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project...

Mosaic Floor in the Church of Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1934

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows intricate and symbolic mosaic floors inside the Church of the Nativity. The floor was covered over during the Byzantine period and was not discovered until excavations were carried out by the British government between 1932-1934.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Mosaic Floor in the Church of Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1934

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows intricate and symbolic mosaic floors inside the Church of the Nativity. The floor was covered over during the Byzantine period and was not discovered until excavations were carried out by the British government between 1932-1934.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Close up of mosaic floor in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, 1934

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows intricate and symbolic mosaic floors inside the Church of the Nativity. The floor was covered over during the Byzantine period and was not discovered until excavations were carried out by the British government between 1932-1934.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

Close up of mosaic floor in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, 1934

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour & Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows intricate and symbolic mosaic floors inside the Church of the Nativity. The floor was covered over during the Byzantine period and was not discovered until excavations were carried out by the British government between 1932-1934.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

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