I am very excited to announce the release of a new photo collection from BiblePlaces.com and LifeintheHolyLand.com. The American Colony and Eric Matson Collection includes more than 4,000 high-resolution photographs taken by professional photographers living in Jerusalem from 1898 until the 1940s. I’ve worked with a team for the last five years organizing and improving this collection so that the photos are the highest quality, accurately identified, carefully organized, and elucidated by observations of well-known 19th-century explorers.
The collection spans 8 CD volumes and is being released one volume a month beginning this week.
Volume 1 is “Northern Palestine,” and it includes 600 photos organized in the following categories:
- Acco (11 photos)
- Benjamin (43 photos)
- Caesarea (31 photos)
- Caesarea Philippi (14 photos)
- Ephraim and Manasseh (34 photos)
- Galilee Hill Country (20 photos)
- Haifa (27 photos)
- Huleh Basin (12 photos)
- Jaffa (51 photos)
- Jezreel Valley (47 photos)
- Mount Carmel (15 photos)
- Mount Hermon (20 photos)
- Mount Tabor (12 photos)
- Nazareth (32 photos)
- Samaria city (19 photos)
- Sea of Galilee (41 photos)
- Sea of Galilee, Capernaum (31 photos)
- Sea of Galilee, Tabgha (15 photos)
- Sea of Galilee, Tiberias (39 photos) – free PowerPoint here
- Sharon Plain (17 photos)
- Shechem area (22 photos)
- Tel Aviv (43 photos)
All images are included in high-resolution jpg format as well as in annotated PowerPoint files. The cost for the CD is now only $20, with free shipping in the U.S. While volumes 2-8 are not yet available individually, the complete collection is available in DVD format for $99.
I believe this is the finest collection of historic photographs of the Middle East available anywhere in any format.
You can read more about the collection here:
As with everything we do, the goal is your complete satisfaction. If you don’t like it or need it, return it for a full refund. If you do like it, we would really appreciate it if you’d pass the word on. Review copies are available by request.
I plan to post on this blog some interesting images from the CD over the next few weeks.