Personal travel photo album of Marano Tianceno, visiting the Holy Land August 24 – September 22, 1926. He appears to be part of a delegation that is going to build an Italian hospital in Amman, Jordan. He is in Egypt until the end of August and embarks on a tour of religious sites in Israel, accompanied by a Catholic priest named Pelligrini. Unlike most photo albums of the Holy Land, which focus on buildings, this album traces the journey of a group of Italians as they visit various places and events. Nice scenes of Emir Abdullah’s cavalry, Bedouins, inaugurating an Italian hospital with Emir Abdallah, meeting the first missionary at Madaba, more. 59 photos in total, almost all well captioned and dated.
Collection of photos, pay vouchers and correspondence from Captain L.H. Kent, Royal Engineers, assigned to the No.2 Anti-Gas Laboratory in Benei Yusef, Egypt, during WW2. Also shown are the ammunition laboratory in Moascar, Egypt and the military camp in Benei Berak, Israel. Pay slips are drawn on Barclays Bank in Tel Aviv. Numerous photos of work in the laboratory. Also officers visiting Jerusalem. 1941 correspondence between Kent and Major T.W.J. Taylor that appears to be a contest of wit between two military engineers. You have to read it carefully to understand if it is serious or a practical joke. 32 photos, various correspondence and detailed pay slip
Complete album of 20 photos on World War 1 in Palestine. Shows Jerusalem, dead Turks and dead English at Kuweilfch, natives waiting for water, young turkish prisoner (15), interogating a turkish prisoner, graves of British soldiers at Mount Zion (by name), Jaffa, Beersheba Station, Er Ramleh, Beiten, underground chambers of a Crusader church, Tel Asur, hills around the Dead Sea with notation ''How did Johnny get driven off hills like these?''. Each photo well described
Collection of 6 photographs issued before independence showing jewish themes: Jewish workers in Tel-Aviv, Pupil at Mikveh Israel, A Kvutzah Idyll, Chalutzim after the day's work, The Kvutzah watchman, Chalutz carrying home the fruit. Photographed by J. Benor-Kalter, written in Hebrew on back.