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In the Footsteps of Abraham

The Holy Land in Hand-Painted Photographs

Helen Speelman

The birthplace of three great Abrahamic faiths, the Holy Land occupies a unique status in history. In the 1920s Arie Speelman, a Dutch Christian, commissioned the hand-colouring of 1,200 black-and-white slides of the area. This book explains their background and reproduces a magnificent selection of these images, which were bequeathed to Amsterdam's Jewish Historical Museum. They offer a rare glimpse of towns, villages and landscapes before the onset of modernization, as Jesus might have seen them.

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Product information:
  • Publisher: Overlook
  • Year: 2008
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 366pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 288x292mm
  • ISBN: 9781590201077
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 2.4kg
Product code:
226660
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