Ya’acov Benor-Kalter (1897-1965) photographed this Jerusalem street scene in 1924 during British-Mandate times. It is one of twelve photogravures commissioned by an English Christian Zionist organization, the Pro-Jerusalem Society. The overhead view beautifully captures a busy thoroughfare within the walled Old City on which are walking Jews in their Shabbat best, Arabs and others in Western dress. Similar street scenes can still be found today. “Jerusalem, 7” and “J. Benor-Kalter” are printed along the bottom of the image. The heavy paper has some wormholes and a foxing stain – all in the border; there are also small tears on the upper edge and a crease across the top left and upper right edges. The image itself is in excellent condition. We will send this print flat in a mat.
dimensions: paper height – 12 3/4“, paper width – 9 1/2“; image height – 9 3/8“, image width – 5 5/8“