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Jerusalem, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter, Jerusalem 1926

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  • Lot Number 54015
  • Title (English) Jerusalem, Twelve views of the Old-City
  • Note Only Edition?
  • Author Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter, artist
  • City Jerusalem
  • Publisher Pro-Jerusalem Society
  • Publication Date 1926
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2511188
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Physical Description

Only edition? title, [12 prints], folio, 380:280 mm., wide margins, light age toning, Very good set loose in original cloth binder, damp staided.


Detail Description

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of Palestine, Benor-Kalter soon found work as a photographer and graphic designer, employed by both the British government and several Zionist organizations. His photographs, taken between 1923 and 1940, established a new visual record, providing a romanticized glimpse into the British colonial endeavor while offering a contemporary view of the plans to create a modern Jewish State in the region.


Hebrew Description



Magnes Museum Exhibition: https://magnes.berkeley.edu/exhibitions/project-holy-land.