Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Photographs of the British Mandate Celebrations – Los Angeles, 1920

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $1,250
Including buyer's premium
Nine photos of the celebrations on the occasion of the beginning of the British mandate in Palestine. Los Angeles, 27.6.1920.
Nine photos (black & white) of the celebrations on the occasion of the beginning of the British Mandate in Palestine. The celebrations took place in Los Angeles in June 1920, following the arrival of the High Commissioner Herbert Samuel to Eretz Israel. The photos portray: a celebrating crowd in the city's stadium; representatives of various Jewish organizations, amongst them YMHA (Young Men's Hebrew Association, a Jewish Community Center]; groups of boys and girls on vehicles decorated with American flags, flags of the Zionist movement and Stars of David; and more.
Eight photos are titled ("British Mandate Celebrations"), dated and signed in the plate: "Famous Studio San Diego. Cal.". One photo was taken during a ceremony held in a synagogue; the photographed are holding Torah Scrolls, American flags and Zionist Movement flags (signed but not titled).
Eight photos: ca.25X20 cm; one photo: 16.5X25 cm. Good condition. Minor damages.
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