Turkish military town of Hafir el Aujah, the principal desert base, 1916.B



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English: Turkish military town of Hafir el Aujah, the principal desert base, 1916. LC-DIG-ppmsca-13709-00042 (digital file from original on page 12, no.41).
עברית: עוג'ה אל-חפיר - העיירה הצבאית העות'מאנית
  • Arrangement: Photographs arranged chronologically.
  • Photographs were created by the photographers of the American Colony Photo Department, located in Jerusalem. Founded in the late 1890s by Elijah Meyers, the photo agency was headed during its heyday (ca. 1903-1933) by Lewis Larsson, whose staff photographers included Erik Lind, Lars Lind, Furman Baldwin, and G. Eric Matson. It transitioned into the Matson Photo Service around 1940, with photography by Matson, Hanna Safieh, Joseph H. Giries, and others. John D. Whiting contributed periodically to the work of both agencies. For more information see: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/matpchtml/matpcac.html .
  • Inscription on inside cover: "To dear Grace & John with all good wishes". Album was probably compiled by G. Eric and Edith Matson as a gift to John and Grace Whiting.
  • Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff. Pages 2, 20, 26, 38, and 72 are blank.
  • LOT title devised by Library staff.
  • John D. Whiting's diaries, correspondence, and other materials are located in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Papers of John D. Whiting).
  • Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting (Library of Congress).
  • Transfer; Manuscript Division; 2006; (DLC/PP-2006:051:27)
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Source description World War I in Palestine and the Sinai (1914-1917)
Direct link memory.loc.gov
Author American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, photographer
Related Names
  • Whiting, John D. (John David), 1882-1951 , photographer
  • Larsson, Lewis , photographer
  • Matson, G. Eric (Gästgifvar Eric), 1888-1977 , photographer


Public domain This work is from the Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph collection at the Library of Congress. According to the library, there are no known copyright restrictions on the use of this work.
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