Jerusalem 1889

Historic Images on Paper

I’m a bibliophile. I also collect ephemera – especially prints from books that were falling apart from age. My philosophy is that I can not save every book, but I can save some of the pages that are visually interesting. Over the years of my career, I have amassed an enormous library of such images on paper.

Jerusalem

Recently, I saved images of Jerusalem from a Century magazine published in 1889. I learn a lot from looking at such artwork. Before magazines and newspapers could publish photographs many publications such as Century hired artists to travel the world and draw what they saw. Some also made photographs, and then redrew the image in the photograph. Then an engraver made an engraving on a plate that could be transferred to a printed page in the printing process. I think we owe it to the artists, engravers, photographers, and publications to remember the art that showed us the world.

Jerusalem, Rachel's Sepulcher, Century, October 1889 vol 38, No 6

Jerusalem, Rachel’s Sepulcher, Century, October 1889 vol 38, No 6

Jerusalem, Wailing Place of the Jews, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, Wailing Place of the Jews, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, Modern Jews, Century, October 1889 vol 38, No 6

Jerusalem, Modern Jews, Century, October 1889 vol 38, No 6

Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, Summit of Mount Moriah, The Temple Area, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, Summit of Mount Moriah, The Temple Area, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, North End of the Temple Area - The Citadel, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, North End of the Temple Area – The Citadel, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, Inside the Golden Gate, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, Inside the Golden Gate, Century, May 1889 vol 38, No 1

Jerusalem, The Towers of David and of Jesus, Century, October 1889 vol 38, No 6

Jerusalem, The Towers of David and of Jesus, Century, October 1889 vol 38, No 6

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