P.Z. (Photochrome Zurich)

Circa 1895

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

The water carrier was one of the lowest occupations of the social ladder in Palestine in the 19th century. However, this job was vital in a warm country where drinking water is often precious. This young water carrier posed for a picture, with his goatskin on his shoulder, in front of one of the walls of Jerusalem.

Pascal Sebah (1823-1886), Sakkas Porteurs d’eau, XIXe siècle, 26,19 x 20,48 cm, Tirage albuminé, ⓒMinneapolis Institute of Art
Water carrier of Jerusalem
Other photographs of the exhibition