Video Footage in Palestine from 1896

This two-minute video filmed by the Lumière brothers shows footage of the Jerusalem railroad, Jaffa Gate, the Temple Mount, the Wailing Wall, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The film was recently recovered and published by Lobster Films.

HT: Ted Weis

Related resources:

The American Colony and Eric Matson Collection

Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt

Earthly Footsteps of the Man of Galilee


3 thoughts on “Video Footage in Palestine from 1896

  1. That's remarkable! Thanks for sharing this, Todd. After staring at the still photographs in the Historical Views collections for so long, it's amazing to see people from that time period moving around on film.

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