P.Z. (Photochrome Zurich)

Circa 1895

Photochrome, Vintage, 22,5 cm x 16,5 cm, Collection Privée

The history of Haifa is long. Solomon mentioned this city: "Your head is as high as Mount Carmel (Haifa is situated on the northern slope of the mount)". The Talmud, in the 3rd century BC, spoke of its shore about a rare mollusk, the h’ilazon whose very particular azure color was used to weave the prayer shawls adorned with fringe. Haifa has always suffered from its successive invaders: Byzantines, Persians, Crusaders, Mamluks, and finally Ottomans. In 1868, a Germanic religious community, the Temple Society, landed there and built a district "the German colony” on the pretext of the modernization and economic growth of the city.

Maison de la Bonne Presse, Pèlerinage en Terre Sainte, Caïffa, vue prise de la mer, Circa 1900, 8,5 x 10 cm, Plaque de verre positive, ⓒBnF
Panorama of Haifa
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