Photographs of the Gustaf Dalman Institute
Approximately 20,000 photographs (diapositives, negatives, prints, paper prints, and numerous aerial photos) uniquely document the cultural landscape of Palestine prior to the First World War. The images were taken by members of the American Colony, by the fine arts publisher Bruno Hentschel in Leipzig, by the Arab photographer Chalil Raad, or by Gustaf Dalman himself and the fellows at his institute in Jerusalem. In addition, Dalman's photo albums from the years 1904-1910 offer an almost private glimpse into the travels and research of the institute. Large-scale maps (including relief maps) of Palestine, primarily from the Bavarian War Archive, round out the collection.