Here is a small sampling of images from pre-1948 Palestine, the "Land without a people" that needed to be taken over and its people displaced by European Jews to "make the desert bloom."
It appears that the photographers and their equipment were often state-of-the-art for their era. Some photos of poor quality - possibly due to degradation of prints over time - are included for the value of their content.
We are indebted for these photos to the wonderful website, www.palestineremembered.com, and recommend our visitors to it for a comprehensive tour throughout pre-1948 Palestine organized by regions, cities and villages.
Acre, early 1930s
Transmission towers, Ramallah 1930s
Haifa from Mt. Carmel
Haifa train station, 1930s
Jaffa water well, c. 1920
Alhambra Movie Theatre, Jaffa, 1937
Jaffa High School soccer team 1923
Ramallah girls school, 1930s
Jaffa Boy Scouts 1924
Jaffa clock square
Tiberius & Mt. Herman, 1930s
Tiberius sea walls on Sea of Galilee
Tiberius Hotel, 1936
and early 1940s
The Jaffa oranges shown below were brought by rail to port and shipped worldwide, primarily to Europe.
We gratefully acknowledge the exceptional web site, www.palestineremembered.com for these photographs. Visit this site for hundreds more photographs as well as oral histories.
Jaffa orange groves and Jaffa
Jaffa harbor, 1930s
shipping Jaffa oranges from Port of Haifa to Europe
Jaffa Harbor c. 1900-1910
Boxing Jaffa oranges
Jaffa orange groves
These world famous oranges became the principal export of the new state of Israel and Jaffa became largely displaced by Tel Aviv.
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