Official postcard of the 5th Zionist Congress held in Basel in 1901 – "The Fifth Congress of the Zionists in Basel", with illustration by E.M. Lilien. Sent to Vienna in 1902, postmarked and handwritten. Good condition. Rimer number 6.
Official postcard of the 7th Zionist Congress held in Basel in 1905. Published by Zion, Vienna. Mailed from Basel during the congress, inscription in pencil. Good condition, a few stains. Rimer number 11.
Two real-photo postcards, taken during the 10th Zionist Congress in Basel [August 1911].
Clear and sharp photographs. A large painting of Theodor Herzl is seen in the background, surrounded by a striped flag, a Magen David and the word "Zion". David Wolfsohn delivering a speech is seen in the center of the stage, surrounded by members of the Zionist Organization, with a second flag at the front of the stage, in its center the words "Gur Aryeh Yehuda" encircled by twelve stars. The back of the cards carry the ink-stamps of the photographer and artist Robert Spreng (1890-1969), a pioneer of modern photography and the "New Objectivity" movement, who owned a photography studio in Basel. Very good condition. A few stains on the verso.
Impressions of the Sixth [Zionist] Congress 1903. Handwritten notebook in pencil, Egon (Michael-Aryeh) Zweig. Basel, Switzerland, August 1903. German and shorthand.
Egon Zweig (1873-1949), a Zionist activist native of Moravia, lived most of his life in Vienna. One of the JNF founders, one of Herzl's secretaries and a delegate to several Zionist congresses.
Delegates mentioned in the notebook: Marmorek, Werner, Garfinkel, Nordau, and others, in detailed notes; short comments followed by shorthand of speeches. Amongst the titles in the notebook: "Membership fees of the World Zionist Organization were sold for 130 Shekalim"; "Trietsch attacks Herzl"; "Revenues and Expenses", and more. Names of delegates appointed to different committees, according to countries, appear at the end of the notebook. The shorthand has not been deciphered and might contain speeches relevant to the dispute regarding the "Uganda Plan" that was discussed in this congress.  written leaves, 22 cm. Very good condition.
The Zionist Congress held at Basle, Switzerland, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 1897 – The Proceedings in Full – A printout from the London Jewish Chronicle. New York, 1897. English
A booklet about the first Zionist Congress. With list of participants, Herzl's and Nordau's speeches, etc., divided according to the days of the congress. 60 pages. Good condition. Original paper cover, partially detached a slightly torn.
Kol Koreh (b) L'Chovevei Tzion!. A printed pamphlet, by Dr. Natan Birnbaum, Dr. Moshe Shnirer, Reuven Breinin and Shlomo Boyer. Vienna, February 1892.
"In our first call, we told you our purpose and our desire… the purpose of the Zionist Movement is known – a national Hebrew congregation, based on working the land of Eretz Yisrael". pp, 34.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Tears and crease, filing holes.
Three booklets published by Hovevei Zion members in New York and London. The booklets are bibliographically unknown:
1. Can these Dry Bones Live? – Sermon preached at the Hampstead Synagogue on Zionist Day, Rabbi A. A Green. London, 1904.
2. Jewish Territorial Organization – Manifesto and Correspondence. London, [ca. 1906].
3. Annual report of the Jewish National Fund commission for England (1912-1913). London, 1913.
4. Zionism and Liberal Judaism, Paul Goodman. Leeds, .
5. The Case of the Anti-Zionists: A Reply, Leon Simon. London, 1917.
6. The Jewish National Movement, Lucien Wolf. London, 1917.
7. Zionism and the Neo-Zionists, Laurie Magnus. London, 1917.
8. Zionism no remedy – A voice from America, Henry Moskowitz. London, 1917.
9. Zionism and the Allies. London, 1918.
10. The Upbuilding of Palestine – An Address, Philip Snowden. London, 1944.
11. The regeneration of Israel on the Land of His Forefathers, M. L. Lilienblum (from the Russian). London, 1944.
12. Zionism – an appreciation and Criticism, John Howard Adeney. Edinburgh, 1944.
Size and condition varies
Theodore Herzl, stenciled notice hand-signed by Herzl. Vienna, December 1903. German.
Sent by the Zionist Organization in Vienna, to various Zionist leaders. The content of the letter: "Very honorable colleague… We address you in view of the fact that as a result of the current situation in Russia, it is impossible to raise there "Shekalim" [funds]. We ask you to start as early as possible to raise 'shekalim' in your country… We have to inform you that our treasury is nearly empty. We believe that members in western countries have to undertake this mission because the Russian sources were blocked and we need to continue with our Zionist activities…"
Leaf 28 cm, good condition. Several stains. Filing holes.
Red Bohemian glass goblet, [early 20th century].
Fine engraving of the portrait of Herzl on the balcony in Basel, observing the Tower of David and the Walls of Jerusalem, with a convoy of immigrants, a shining sun and the text, "If you will it – it is no dream." Height: 15 cm, diameter: 9 cm. Good condition, several scratches close to the brim.
Pair of bookends, "History of Zionism". Eretz Israel, [late 1940s].
Styled as an open book: On the right Herzl's portrait in relief with the inscription "1897, Im Tirtsu Ein Zo Agada" [If you will it, it is no dream]; and on the left the emblem of the State of Israel and the inscription "1947, Ratsinu ve-Zachinu" [We willed and we achieved]. In the center: "Toldot Ha-Ziyonut" [The history of Zionism]. Height: 10cm, width: 12cm. Good condition.
Theodor Herzl, printed poster published by Jüdischer Verlag, after an etching by Hermann Struck. 64.5x48.5cm. Good condition. Slight creases at borders, pinhole on right side.
Seven postcards with Theodor Herzl's portrait. Various printers and printing dates, 1920s through 1950s. Condition varies, good.
Jewish state, an attempt at a modern solution of the Jewish question, Theodor Herzl. New York: The Maccabæan Publishing Co., 1904. The second edition in English, the first was published in London, 1896. Based on Miss Sylvia d'Avigdor's original translation, with an introduction and notes by J. De Haas. *Bound with: Discourse on the restoration of the Jews, by M. M. Noah and D. S. Blondheim, Baltimore, [1905?]. * The Social Conception of Judaism and the Jewish People, by Bernard Lazare. New York, 1900. 3 booklets in one volume 24 cm. Good condition.
Two typewritten documents, first person documentation, by Dov-Menachem Meretzky.
1. Herzl's bezukh in Vilna [Herzl's visit to Vilnius] on August 16, 1903. Written in Tel-Aviv in 1953. 19 typewritten pages, with many handwritten corrections. Yiddish.
2. Was war er? Written in 1949, depicts a meeting with Herzl in a restaurant in Basel during the third Zionist Congress in 1899.
Five typewritten pages, with highlighting and corrections. Good condition, some creasing.
"Le-Yom ha-yast [yahrzeit] Dr. Herzl " / "Drush le-yahrzeit shel Dr. Herzl ". Two homiletics handwritten by Rabbi Aharon Mendel HaCohen (1866-1927). A native of Tiberias, a Torah genius and an author, HaCohen served as the Ashkenazi Rabbi of Cairo for 30 years. He is especially renown for his expansive and outreaching actions for the renewal of "semicha". In this framework he organized the Cracow Gathering in 1903, founded Agudat HaRabbanim, and after World War I founded the Knesset Yisrael Association and acted for the establishment of the Central Beit Din (similar to the Sanhedrin) in Jerusalem. ; pp, 21cm. Good condition. Stains.
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, první President Státu Israel [Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of the State of Israel]. [Czechoslovakia, 1950s].
Cast bronze plaque, with relief of Weizmann's portrait and embossing of Weizmann's signature. Signed by the manufacturer: SˇGyo (?). 35x28cm, weight 6kg. Very good condition.
Chaim Weizmann, ALS, addressed to Mrs. May, London. Rehovot, December 1944. English.
A personal, friendly letter, in which Weizmann tells that the "festivities" are over and that he feels tired and is therefore going with his wife on a vacation to the north of the country; the situation in Palestine is improving and if this continues a rapid change in the area will be felt, but one shouldn't talk too soon as Palestine is an unpredictable country. Weizmann continues with a few words about his garden and the Weizmann Institute. Aerogramme 24x19.5cm, good condition. Written in green ink. Some foxing.
Chaim Weizmann Memorial Forest – One Million Trees on the Land of the Jewish National Fund. Poster printed by JNF New-York, [1950s-60s].
Portrait of Weizmann, a line of cypress trees, and the caption "He led his people to the Promised Land" with an illustration of a memorial-candle and the emblem of the State of Israel. 60x43.5cm. Very good condition. Heavy, quality paper. Folded.
Reden von Prof. Dr. Chaim Weizmann, gehalten am 12. Dezember 1927 in Czernowitz. [Speech delivered by Prof. Dr. Chaim Weizmann in Czernowitz on December 12, 1927]. Czernowitz: "Neuen Jüdischen Rundschau", 1927. German.
Transcript of a two-and-a-half hour speech delivered by Weizmann to an audience of 5,000 people during his visit to Czernowitz as the President of the World Zionist Organization. See Lot 536 for a photograph of the event. 24pp, 19cm. Good condition. Stains.
1. Ness Gadol Haya Sham! [A great miracle happened there]. A pamphlet of the JNF, Moscow, Kislev 1908. Yiddish.
2. Di Pushke fun Nazional-Fond. A pamphlet of the JNF, Moscow, Nissan 1909. Yiddish.
3. Adon Nichbad! [Honored Gentleman], a letter that calls for inscribing the names of deceased family members in the JNF Golden Book, or making a contribution. London, 1907. JNF and "London 1907" are printed in Russian.
Average 29 cm. Fair condition. Tears, stains and folding marks.
1. Postcard with photograph of a JNF "Land Donation" certificate, designed by Ranzenhofer. With a Jewish New Year greeting in Hebrew and German, and a short explanation of donations for land acquisition. Printed in 1912, sent from Vienna in 1914.
2. Postcard with printed text about the JNF. Hebrew and German.
Memorandum and Articles of Association of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, Limited. London, April 1907. English.
An official, legal document declaring the JNF branch in London as a Limited Association with no shares. The document includes the aims of the association, its mode of operation, role-holders, members and additional technical details. , 27pp, 53cm. Good condition. Ex-library copy. Slight tears at borders.
Real-photo postcard, Tomaszów Lubelski, 1935.
The second JNF fair in Tomaszów, with an illustration of the JNF Blue Box ["pushke"], photographs of Herzl, Ussishkin, Bialik and Sokolov, and the names of the three people photographed: Schlagboim, Goldman, Laniel. Dedicated on the verso. 14x8.5cm. Good condition. Slight damage, a few stains.
Judischer Nationalkalender [Jewish National Calendar], edited by Otto Abeles and Ludwig Bató. Vienna: Jüdische Zeitung, , 1915-1919. German.
Five consecutive booklets with calendars, articles about Zionist and national issues, and photographs and illustrations by Joseph Budko, Abel Pann, Hermann Struck, E.M. Lilien, William Wachtel and others. 18cm, fair-good condition. Some covers are partly detached, several leaves are detached.
"To a great and generous minister, Baron Edmond (Benjamin) de Rothschild", single leaf, printed letter of gratitude from inhabitants of Gedera to Baron Rothschild. Gedera, Nissan 1888.
"Thank G-d that we have reached the day on which we started to dig a well in the fields of Gedera, for three years we drank bitter water… and soon we will drink our own water…please allow us to name the well Binyamin…".
In 1888 Yehiel Michal Pines obtained the permits to build and dig a well. Until then the settlers of Gedera pumped water from a well in the Arab village of Katara, and during periods of disputes they had to walk to the village of Bashit, two kilometers away. Eliyahu Scheid, the chief clerk of the Baron in Palestine, persuaded Rothschild to fund the digging of the well; Rothschild agreed and donated 7,000 Francs and "Hovevei Zion" added 2,000 Francs. The settlers of Gedera named the well after the Baron without his permission, since he did not approve of their request to do so because of their participation in the -dissents against his clerks in Rishon LeZion. Only in 1895 did Rothschild finally agree to have the well named after him. A company by the name of BE"R (Initials of Benjamin Edmond Rothschild) was established in order to dig the well. On March 12, 1888, the digging started but only a year later, on February 28, 1889, was water found at a depth
“This is a present for… Sir Moshe Montefiore. Hamburg, . Hebrew and German.
Booklet with a lengthy greeting honoring Moshe Montefiore’s 100th birthday, on behalf of the directors and community leaders of Hamburg.  leaves, 26.5cm. Fair condition. Tears. Dry, fragile paper.
From the collection of Prof. Chimen Abramsky.
1. "Agricultural Products of Jewish Farms – Signed in Agreement with the Agricultural Department of the Union Supporting Local Production." Large tin sign, printed by A. Levin-Epstein Ltd. 24 rectangular squares with holes, for hanging lists of agricultural products for sale (see attached leaf). 50.5x31.5cm. Good condition. Minor bends, paint loss and rust.
2. Small copper plate, "Totzeret HaAretz" [Produce of the Land], with the emblem of the Union for Local Production and the letters "AG". Designed by Rudi Deutsch (Dayan). 1.7x1cm. Very good condition.
3. Totzeret HaAretz – Two conversations, by L.Z. Lavie. Tel Aviv: Shtibel, 1936.
The term "Totzeret HaAretz" [Produce of the Land] became common in the Jewish Settlement in Eretz Israel during the 1920s and became a form of national warrant in the 1930s. This was the result of the settlement leaders' ambition to develop the local industry and to ensure the livelihood of the tens of thousands of Jews living here. In 1923 the "Igud LeMa'an Totzeret HaAretz" [Union Supporting Local Production] was established in order to encourage consumers to purchase local production…" (From "Totzeret HaAretz. 1923-1934", exhibition catalogue, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997; included).
Kehiliyateinu – Anthology. Tel-Aviv: Kibbutz Hashomer HaTza'ir, Haifa-Jeda Road, .
Collection of diary entries, thoughts and observations, letters and memorial pieces. Important early testimony of the life of the Third Aliya pioneers in Eretz Israel. On the title page Dr. Mehlman noted: "Very rare and important". 213, pp, 21.5x17cm. Good condition. Folds at borders of first and last leaves. Original cover, somewhat worn. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Solel Boneh, Jewish Workers Cooperative Company for Public Works, Building and Manufacturing Ltd., Activities 1921-1924. [Jerusalem, 1924]. Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
Booklet summarizing Solel Boneh's activity during its first four years. Many statistics, facts and photographs of Solel Boneh buildings and projects at various sites in Eretz Israel. 82pp, 23.5x15cm. Good condition. Stains to first and last leaves. Ex-library copy with ink-stamps. Re-bound in hardcover with original cover pasted down. Not in the National Library in Jerusalem.
Emek Keren Hayesod, with six color lithographic illustrations by Greta Wolf-Krakauer. Jerusalem: Head office of Keren HaYesod, 1927.
Keren HaYesod settlements in Emek Yizrael: tents in Beit Alfa, kindergarten in Nahalal, sycamore in Tel-Yosef and more.  leaves, 41x33cm, in original cardboard folder, torn and damaged.
Collection of booklets and proclamations issued by the Po'alei Zion/Achdut HaAvodah Socialist Party. Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Jerusalem, 1920s. Hebrew and Yiddish.
Eighteen booklets, newspapers and articles published under different names: HaPoel HaLochem, Ra'ayon HaPoel, Dvar HaPoel, Degel HaPoel, HaPatish, Milchamteinu, Ra'Ayoneinu, Digleinu, Masluleinu, and more. * Nine proclamations and leaflets, some of them stenciled. * Three booklets: "Der Kampf" (Samel-Heft), Tel Aviv, 1928; "Kovetz LeYom HaHistadrut", Tel Aviv,1928; "Alon HaNoar HaBorochovi", Tel Aviv, 1928. Total of 30 items, size and condition varies. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Pilot's logbook belonging to Yosef Upin, member of Kibbutz Afikim, graduate of the first civil aviation course in Eretz Israel, 1938-1945.
Davar LaGola, the Eretz Yisrael workers' newspaper, a weekly magazine enclosed with the Davar daily newspaper. Edited by Berel Katznelson. Tel Aviv, 1939-1940.
Issues 1-34, 37-41, 43-49; total of 46 issues. Photographs and news from Eretz Yisrael, poems, and reproductions of Israel art works. Volume 42cm. Most are in good condition. Tears and damage to first and last issues.
1. A real photo postcard depicting the buildings of the Tiberias Hot Springs and the Tomb of Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess, [c. 1920s]. Glicksman Photographers, Tiberias.
2. The Development of Tiberias Hot Springs, a pamphlet. Tel Aviv, December 1932. 4pp, newspaper format.
3. Tiberias Hot Springs – a printed advertising pamphlet, [1930s-1940s].
Various sizes, good condition.
1. The Peak of Barbarity (second open letter to the High Commissioner), addendum to the “Palestine Weekly”, issue 487, September 1929. Addressed to Governor John Chancellor; Ben Avi complains against the closure ordered against newspapers in Eretz Israel.
2. Shema Yisrael, by Itamar Ben Avi. Jerusalem: “HaSollel”, . Essays on the Western Wall issue.
3. Yehuda Miyadit [Immediate Judea], or “Cantons” and Sister-Towns, by Itamar Ben Avi. Tel-Aviv: “Bnei Binyamin”, .
4. A Discussion on “The Arab-Zionist Problem,” invitation to a debate about the Arab-Zionist issue, with Itamar Ben Avi’s participation. [New-York], [nd].
Varying sizes and condition.
Dome of the Rock, photograph by Peter Bergheim, 1865-1875. Signed in the plate.
Bergheim (1813-1895), one of the most celebrated photographers active in Eretz Israel in the 19th century, was a converted German Jew, a merchant, banker and owner of a photography studio in the Christian Quarter in Jerusalem. 31x25cm. Very good condition. Mounted on cardboard 43x35.4cm.
"Women wailing on Tisha BeAv at the Western Wall", Ya'akov Ben Dov, Jerusalem, .
A good quality photograph featuring women at the Western Wall on Tisha BeAv. Signed in pencil by the photographer. Mounted on cardboard with an additional signature by the photographer, and annotated in pencil. 17.5x32cm, mount 25.5x33.5cm. Good condition. Slight damages at borders of mount.
Jerusalem, J. Bendov. Portfolio containing ten quality prints of photographs taken by Ya’akov Bendov. Jerusalem: Hananya Bros., [printed in Germany? 1920s].
Rachel's Tomb, the Valley of Yehoshafat, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, a street in the Old City and more. Contained in a printed cardboard folder. The photos are captioned in Hebrew and English. 42cm. Plates in good condition. Cover and tissue papers in fair condition, tears and stains.
Jerusalem, Twelve views of the Old City, by Ya'akov Benor-Kalter. Jerusalem: The Pro-Jerusalem Society, 1926. English.
Quality printing of twelve of the most well-known photographs of Jerusalem by the photographer Ya'akov Benor-Kalter.  plates. Photographs 24x16cm, printed on 38x28cm plates. Original cloth binding, 39.5cm, good condition.
1. King David Hotel Jerusalem. Promotional leaflet, printed in Switzerland. Colorful illustrations of the hotel with black and white photographs of the hotel's rooms and views. English text. Open 27x24.5cm, folded 15x8cm. Good condition.
2. Map of Jerusalem, scale: 1:10,000, published by the Palestine and Egypt Lloyd Transportation Company. Jerusalem: "Graphica" Lithographic Press, 1930. English. On the back is a list of Lloyd company branches, ads for Jaffa oranges and train timetables to Damascus, Cairo, Kantara and other destinations. 46.5x34cm. Good condition.
Heutiges Jerusalem aus der Vogelschau (von Western) [Bird's Eye View of Jerusalem Today (from the West)]. Freiburg im Breisgau: B. Herder, early 20th century.
Lithographic printing of a map by Stephan Illes, first printed in Vienna in 1873. Leaf 45x39.5cm. Good condition. Folded. Slight tears at folding-lines.
Shelter for the mentally and terminally ill, Ezrat Nashim Institute Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Goldberg Printing Press, [post 1924].
Booklet describing the institute that hosted, at the time of publication, about 80 patients. Includes photographs of the venue and patients. Hebrew and English. 20pp, 24cm. Good condition.
Plan de Jérusalem, d'aprés Adrichome. Plan of Jerusalem, according to [Christian van] Adrichem. Late 19th century. French.
Hand-drawn city plan painted in watercolor. Precise and detailed drawings of the Old City and its vicinity, with names of Jewish and Christian Holy Places. An index on the right side refers to the 58 sites appearing on the map.
Van Adrichem (1533-1585), Dutch priest and cartographer, was active most of his life in Cologne, Germany. This plan describes Jerusalem in the first century CE and is, therefore, a historical-imaginary plan as understood from the Holy Scriptures, the writings of Yosef Ben Matityahu and other historical sources. Reproduced many times, this is a very accurate copy from the late 19th century. 97.5x65cm, mounted on heavy paper and rolled. Professionally restored damage and tears. 7cm tear at center of top edge.
Le Voyage de Galilée, François Savinien d' Alquié. Paris: Chez Florentin Lambert, 1670. French.
The author describes in 23 chapters trips to Northern Palestine and Lebanon. A significant chapter is devoted to the city of Safed, where the author describes a visit to a synagogue where he was shown the Torah and other books, a visit to the tomb of Shimon Bar Yochai and his son Elazar. Also mentioned in the book: Acre, Nazareth, Tiberias, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel and more.  leaves, 259, pp, 14cm. Good condition. Some staining, slight tear to last leaf, leather spine somewhat worn and torn. Ex-Libris.
Palaestina ex Monumentis veteribus Illustrata, Tomus I-III, Hadriani Relandi. Utrecht, 1714. Latin, with a little Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Three volumes bound in one. First edition.
Differences exist among the various copies of this edition of the book, in several plates and in their place inside the book. This copy has 14 plates, some folded, 9 are plates with maps, some with Hebrew letters. The rest of the plates have chronological inscriptions or general historical information. This copy does not have the author's portrait but it has an engraving before the title page.
Hadriani Relandi / Adriaan Reelant (1676-1718) – Dutch geographer and cartographer , one of the first Orientalists. Professor of Oriental languages at the Utrecht University from 1701 and a lecturer on the antiquity of the Jewish People. In 1695, he was sent on a journey to Palestine and he surveyed 2,500 settlement points and mapped them.
, 1068, pp,  plates (7 are folded), 20.5cm. Good condition. Moth damage throughout book leaves. Antique parchment cover.
Palästina im bild [Palestine in Pictures]. Photography: Leo Kahn. Published by the Judische Zeitung newspaper (where Kahn worked), Vienna, 1912.
One-hundred and three (103) photographs taken by Kahn during his mission to Eretz Israel in 1912, on behalf of the newspaper and in cooperation with the JNF.
Divided into three sections: From Jaffa to Jerusalem; From Jerusalem to Haifa; The Galilee. The photographs show settlements and cities, landscapes, settlers, children, workers, institutions (The Hebrew Gymnasium, Bezalel), and more. Incomplete set (originally 180 plates). Photographs 11x8.5cm, printed on heavy paper 20x16cm. Good condition. Some foxing and slight creases.
Issa Sawabini, photograph of a man (in a studio). Jaffa, 1916.
Glued to a cardboard mat with the photographer’s information: I. Sawabini, Photographer, Jaffa, Palestine. Penciled description and date on the verso. This photographer is not mentioned in the Holy Land Photography literature. 5.5x8.5cm, on a 7x11cm cardboard mat. Good condition. Light damages to the edges of the mat.
Erez Israel, file containing 32 photograph tablets. [London?: Keren HaYesod Headquarters Publishing?, c. 1924-1925].
High quality black and white photographs of settlements and cities in Eretz Israel and new neighborhoods being established. The photographs are described in Hebrew, Yiddish, English and German.
16x23.5cm tablets, good condition, few stains. 17x24.5cm file, good-fair condition, few tears.
Forty-two souvenir postcards of Palestine, mounted on Bristol board leaves. The majority of the images are of Jerusalem and the rest of Nazareth, Jericho, Tiberias and Jordan. Most of the postcards were printed in Hamburg. At the beginning and the end of the album are two original photographs of the participants in front of the Dome of the Rock. Handwritten annotations on postcards and photographs, in German. Photographs 14.5x11.5cm, 17x12cm, album 32.5cm. Good condition.
Real-photo postcards, signed and annotated on the plate: Tobacco packaging in Gedera, ; "Photographer M. Amitai". 9x14cm. Good condition, several stains and creases. Photographer does not appear in Israeli photography literature.
Five real-photo postcards, two of which feature artist Ziona Tager (1900-1988), native of Jaffa, "First Holy Land artist”. Three bear a dedication in her handwriting: One is signed "Ziona Tager”; on another postcard dated 1919 she writes to her friend, “Let’s meet each other again, alive and healthy in our beloved land and city after a long and tough two-year exile” (reference to the expulsion of the residents of Tel-Aviv on the eve of Passover, 1917).
8.5x13.5cm. Good, varying condition.
Two photographs of a parked goods-train, probably in the Tel Aviv railway station. Signed with the photographer's ink-stamp: Zvi Aroshkes (Oron). Second half of the 1920s.
The first photograph shows a locomotive and wagons of a Mandate train and an Egyptian train, with train workers standing beside them; the second photograph is of wagons loaded with a cargo of mechanical equipment.
17x11.5cm, mounted on cardboard 30x23.5cm. Photographs in good-medium condition, with some stains. Mounts in fair condition.
1. Machine plowing near the Kishon, Haifa, September 1927. Spanish description on the verso. 12x18cm. Fair condition. Tears, wrinkles and stains.
2. Photograph featuring a vegetable garden and fruit-bearing trees. Mounted on cardboard stamped “Tzalmania ‘Shulamit’, Haifa, Rehov HaShuk”, . 10x15cm, cardboard 16.5x24cm . Good condition.
Five photographs showing workers paving the first road in the Achuza neighborhood on Mount Carmel, 1926-1927/1929. Some are annotated on the plate or in handwriting on the reverse: "In memory of the time spent paving the road", "Paving a road in Achuza 1929". * Group photograph, most probably of the inauguration ceremony of the "Zichron Yosef" school, the first school in Achuza, 1927/1928. Total of 6 photographs. Size and condition varies.
Twelve photographs from the 1920s-30s relating to the construction of the power plant in Naharayim. Some are annotated and dated in pencil on the reverse (at a later date): "Surveyors under the ancient Roman bridge before starting construction in Naharayim", "A group of surveyors on its way to work near Naharayim", tents for the surveyors, and two photographs of Pinchas Rutenberg, one with Herbert Samuel and the other with Winston Churchill . Various sizes and conditions, [some are possibly later printings of the original photographs?].
Two real-photo postcards: Violated Torah scrolls in Hebron, 1929. * Victims of the 1929 Palestine riots in Jerusalem [photo of the corpses]. Good condition, stains.
Group photograph of a wind-instrument orchestra at the third "HaPo'el Games" sport event. Tel Aviv, 1932. 22.5x14.5cm, mounted on cardboard 35x29cm. Good condition with slight damages to the edges of the mount.
Zvi Oron (Oroshkes), four photographs of the presentation ceremony of the JNF "Degel Yerushalyim" .[Jerusalem, September 1934].
"Degel Yerushalayim" [Jerusalem Flag] was awarded every year to a school excelling in its JNF-related activities. In 1934 the flag was presented to the Rishon LeZion School. These photographs document the ceremony attended by Menachem Ussishkin, Chairman of the JNF and Nahum Sokolov, President of the Zionist Organization. One of the photographs shows Sokolov delivering a speech. 13x8cm, good condition.
Einot Female Workers Farm [Near Ness Ziona], Class 4, , photograph by Liselotte Grschebina. Signed “Photo Grschebina” on the verso.
Grschebina (1908-1994), native of Germany, moved to Eretz Israel in 1934. The present photograph was taken when she was working as Wizo’s official photographer. See enclosed material for additional information about her.
17.5x23.5cm. Good condition. Few stains on the verso.
Nineteen black and white photographs, a festive parade in honor of the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini. [Jerusalem, 1930s].
The photographs show Al-Husseini next to Muslim notables in the city of Jerusalem, near the Old City and near the Dome of the Rock. 8.5x11.5cm. Good condition, slightly warped.
Seven photographs by photographer A. Kovatch, “artist-photographer”, owner of a photography shop on Chancellor Street [today’s Strauss Street], Jerusalem [1940s].
The photographs show: Kovatch’s storefront, next to the offices of “Egged”; “Egged Cars Office” signposts; Kovatch’s shop’s advertising sign; the “Mitzpeh” building in Jaffa Street; shops on one of the city streets [Jaffa Street?]. Marked on the verso to be used as postcards, stamped by the photographer. 8.5x13.5cm. Good condition. Few stains.
Eleven photos taken by photographer Kurt Triest (1907-1985), [the 1940s]. Most are signed by the photographer on the back.
Flooded streets of Tel-Aviv, snow in Tel-Aviv, the beach, the Yarkon River, a building in Tel-Aviv.
Kurt Triest was born in Nürnberg and studied Painting at the Berlin Academy of Art. In 1929 he was already running a photography studio and working as a graphic artist for various newspaper and book publishers in Germany. He moved to Eretz Israel in 1936 and became the “HaBima” theater’s photographer. Opened the “Photo-Temuna” studio with Moshe (Max) Rosenthal. He stopped taking photographs after the establishment of the State of Israel due to an allergy he developed to the chemicals used in photography labs.
Seven photographs taken by photographer Walter Zadek, documenting a mounted policemen drill (from the Hebrew Settlement Police?), [end of the 1930s or 1940s].
One of the photos bears the photographer’s signature on the back; the others are pencil-signed.
Divided verso for postcard use. 9x14cm. Good condition, few stains.
Three photographs of Orde Wingate taken by Walter Zadek.
1-2. Photos of Wingate wearing his uniform, taken during a funeral in the Holy Land [1943-1944]. One of the photos shows Moshe Shertok (Sharett) standing beside Wingate. Verso stamped in Hebrew and English by the photographer. 13x18cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wrinkles.
3. Photograph of Orde Wingate wearing his uniform, in his study, reading a book. Verso stamped by a photo agency in England. 16x21cm. Good condition. Stains.
Seven photographs taken during the War of Independence. Tel Aviv and other locations, ca. 1947.
One large photograph, by Beno Rotenberg, features the ruins of a building; six small photographs show mainly fighters. Some of the photographs are annotated: "After the conquest of the 'Metzudah' in Shechunat HaTikva", "Dizengoff Street on the day of the Big Curfew", and so on. A few with the photographer's ink-stamp.
22x15cm; 8.5x6.5cm. Good condition, some with slight stains and creases.
Seventeen photographs documenting the Israeli flag raising ceremony marking the end of the British mandate in the city of Haifa and a couple of photographs featuring guard posts from the War of Independence, 1948-1949. Also featured on the photos: [military] service at the Valley of El-Gharbia, guard post on the roof of the Phone Center of Burg Street (five days prior to and on the day of the departure of the British), parade celebrating the end of the British Mandate and the Israeli flag hoisting ceremony, Haifa Police at the Hadar HaCarmel, and preparations for the first Yom HaAtzma’ut parade in Haifa. Between 12.5x18cm and 6x8.5cm. Good, varying condition, stains and wrinkles. Handwritten descriptions.
Photo-album by Shmuel Yosef Schweig (1902-1983) documenting the activity of the [ca. 1956] archaeological research delegation to Sinai headed by Prof. Binyamin Mazar, which researched Sinai and the Santa Caterina (Saint Catherine) Monastery.
Amongst the photographs: the Santa Caterina monastery, the delegation with the head of the monastery, Professors Polotsky, Mazar and Ben Horin in the monastery library, an ancient manuscript leaf from the monastery library, and more. The album was presented as a gift to Israel Fogel, Schweig's friend, with a handwritten dedication by Schweig, "…in memory of a non-military operation…", dated 1958. At the end of the album: Photographs: S.Y. Schweig, Jerusalem." Eleven 17x12cm photographs and a photographed map (two photographs are missing). Very good condition. Album 28cm, good condition.
Twenty photographs accompanied by texts, printed in a photomontage technique, documenting the aliya (immigration) of Yemenite Jews to Eretz Israel starting in 1882, through the British Mandate period, the "Al Kanfei Nesharim" (On The Wings of Eagles) operation, and the absorption of Yemenites into Israeli society and in settlements throughout the country. Average size 16x12cm, album 24.5cm. Very good condition.
Impressive photo album, donated as a gift to Colonel Yehuda Nitzan, Head of the IDF Manpower Directorate, 1961.
Forty-five quality black and white photographs featuring various activities such as special training courses, educational activities, recruitment and training of women soldiers, military drills and more. Moshe Dayan is seen in one of the photographs. Mounted in a leather album with IDF emblem. Average size 22x16cm, album 45.5cm, in the original box. Very good condition.
Forty-four large, quality black and white photographs of petroleum drilling in Abu Rudeis, Southern Sinai, on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Suez. Album gifted by the "Netivei Neft Ltd." Oil company to Yehuda Nitzan in 1970.
Prime Minister Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, Zalman Shazar and Chief of Staff Haim Bar-Lev are seen in some of the photographs. 24x18cm to 30.5x24cm, album 44cm with dedication plaque. Very good condition.
Eight black and white portrait photographs of artists and writers, including: art critic Dr. Haim Gamzu, Ephraim Kishon (two photos from two different periods), Itzik Manger (next to actor Mike Burstein), Marcel Janco, Anna Ticho and Reuven Rubin (photograph by Alfred Bernheim). 20x25cm – 12x18cm, very good condition.
Alfred Bernheim, three photographs of the Hebrew University (one is printed on a postcard and stamped “Exhibition of the Decade”) and a portrait photograph (pencil-signed, with the original cardboard cover). Alfred Bernheim (1885-1974) – Artist photographer, specialized in architecture and portrait photography. Documented the work of architect Erich Mendelsohn through his photographs and took numerous photographs of the Jewish cultural and political elite. Average size 11.5x16.5cm. Good, varying condition.
Four big, high quality portrait photographs, three by Ephraim Erde and one by Ran Erde, 1961-1964. Featured in the photographs: Yitzhak Tabenkin, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Zalman Shazar and Ya’akov Zrubavel. Signed and stamped by the photographers. 30x40cm, mounted in a passe-partout. Good condition, foxing on the back.
Thirty-two high quality black and white photographs. Taken by various photographers, 1960s-70s.
Most of the photographs feature petrochemical plants in the Haifa Bay area, foundries and Vulkan Factory facilities (10 photographs relate to other topics). Many of the photos were taken by photographer Moshe Gross (born in 1952), owner of the “Keren-Or” studio for practical technical photography in Haifa, who – along with his father and his son – documented with his camera many of Israel’s infrastructure projects, industrial plants and architectural projects. Also included are photographs of the “Sollel-Boneh Photo Lab” by photographer Amiram Erev, who was active in the field of technical photography, industrial and commercial photography and who worked for Sollel-Boneh for many years. Additional photos by: Avital Abulafia, Oscar Tauber, “Photo Fuks”. Varying sizes, good condition.
Opening price: 200$
Six black and white photos of Ma’abarot (immigrant camps), 1950-60s. On behalf of the Dept. of Information, the JNF Photography Services, the Keren HaYesod and the Jewish Agency: An impoverished neighborhood in Or Yehuda, an immigrant camp near Tiberias, a girl washing the dishes, a first-aid course for immigrants, and more. Varying sizes and condition.
A black and white photograph of a fireteam commanded by Meir Har Zion returning from a patrol, [winter 1953].
From right to left: Meir Har Zion, Shimon Kahner (Katcha), Eitan Bentov (Nabat), Yonah Bendman, Gai Kochva.
Meir Har Zion (born 1934) – One of the fighters of the mythical "Unit 101" commando unit and one of the heroes of the Retribution Operation in the 1950s; a founder of the Parachute Commando Unit and its first Commander; won the Israeli Medal of Courage. 6x8.5cm. Good condition. Paper and glue residue on the back.
Robert Capa, 3 photographs featuring General David (Mickey) Marcus, .
Capa (1913-1954) – American photographer of Jewish-Hungarian descent. Arrived in Israel in 1948 where he documented the War of Independence and the State Proclamation ceremony. Considered the most famous war photographer of the 20th century, experiencing five different wars.
Marcus (1902-1948) – The IDF’s first general. He came to Israel during the War of Independence as a member of Machal to contribute his military experience as a colonel in the US army. Marcus was killed hours before the beginning of the first cease-fire, accidentally shot to death by an IDF sentry.
The verso of one photograph is hand-signed by Robert Capa, with a pen and ink-stamped “Photograph by PM” and a pencil description stating “Marcus”, apparently in Capa’s handwriting; another photo bears the same ink-stamp on the back and a pencil description as mentioned above; the third photograph is neither signed nor described. 20.5x25cm. Good condition, few stains and wrinkles. Two photographs are staple-marked.
~ Book – Traveling in the Holy Land through the Stereoscope. New-York-London: Underwood & Underwood, , 1900. English.
~ Forty-five black and white stereoscopic photographs depicting various sites in the Holy Land at the end of the 19th century. Published by the Underwood & Underwood Company. Included is the original book-shaped box for storing the photographs, engraved with the word “Jerusalem”.
~One-hundred and nine (109) color printed stereoscopic photographs, from the Holy Land series, published by T.W. Ingersoll.
~ Stereoscope for viewing the photographs.
~ Book – Jerusalem Through the Stereoscope. New-York-London: Underwood & Underwood, , 1909. English. Includes a folding map of Jerusalem.
~ One-hundred stereoscopic black and white photographs, depicting Eretz Israel at the end of the 19th century. Contained in the original, two-volume, book-like box with the embossed caption, “Palestine Through the Stereoscope”. Published by Underwood & Underwood.
~ Ornate stereoscope with embossed decorations.
Fourteen stereoscopic photographs of views of Eretz Israel. Kaplansky Photo-Studio, Tel-Aviv, 1940s.
Showing: A square in Tel Aviv, King George Street in Tel Aviv, Herbert Samuel Square in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv Museum. Rachel's Tomb, the Old City of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, and more. Marked on the reverse for use as a postcard. Included: Kaplansky Photo-Studio Shana Tova greeting card. 11.5x8cm, good condition.
Ninety-nine glass slides, colorful photographs taken in Eretz Israel. Chicago, Philadelphia and New-York, end of the 19th century – beginning of the 20th century.
High quality Palestine (Israel and Syria) photographs, some of which later became famous as Palestine souvenir postcards, or were included in various photographic and journey books.
Some slides with a handwritten description on attached paper notes. A few slides are in black and white.
Underwood & Underwood, Radio Mat Slide Co. Makers, Chicago Transparency Co. and T. H. McAllister are among the American manufacturers of the slides.
Names of American photographers such as Edward L. Wilson (1838-1903) and William Herman Rau (1855-1920) appear on the back of some of the slides.
8x10 cm slides, original case. Some of the glass slide covers are broken, otherwise good condition.
Three glass slides, photos of the Old City in Jerusalem and Mount Zion. Manufactured by J. Hauff & Co., Germany. 13x18cm, good condition. Original cardboard box, with 9 additional glass slides showing workers in a machine room and other images.
Nazareth panoramic black and white photograph, printed in Germany. The caption "Dormitio, Jerusalem" appears in the bottom left-hand corner of the photo. 25.5x182cm. Good condition, few tears and stains. Original cover, detached and torn.
Photographic archives of the sisters Charlotte (Lotta) Meyer (1911-1978) and Margaret (Gerda) Meyer (1913-1993), native German photographers from Haifa, who worked from 1934 to 1957. They specialized in portrait photography of famous people and in photography of industrial buildings and architectural themes. The Meyer sisters left Israel during the 1950s and their private archives weren’t preserved. The present archives, from the estate of their older brother Hans (Martin/Hanoch) Meyer, is a major source of information on the lives of the Meyer sisters, which cannot be found anywhere else.
The archives contain:
~ Nineteen letters from Charlotte, 1930-1973, sent from Germany before she moved to Israel, from Haifa and later from London; 8 letters from Gerda; two letters from both sisters.
~ Twenty-seven photographs taken by the Meyer sisters, including: Hanukkah ceremony photos at the Dagon Silo in Haifa, photos of important events and major political figures such as Moshe Sharet and Chaim Weizmann (celebrating the Technion’s Jubilee), portrait photos and more.
~ Ffifteen photos of the sisters (mainly of Charlotte), including pictures with their mother and father.
~ Thirty-two negatives of Gerda Meyer’s wedding with Meir (Marc) Shore.
~ Five documents containing biographical material on the Meyer family and the sisters.
Over 100 items in total, varying sizes and condition. A detailed description of the content of the archives will be provided upon request.
~ Thirty high quality black and white photos of the “Nesher” cement factories in Haifa, by Zoltan Kluger and the sister photographers Charlotte and Gerda Meyer, plus three additional photographs. Show the factory buildings and various facilities and machines. In a thick album, with an engraved dedication tablet “In memory of the blessed activity of Dr. Karl (Haim) Landau z”l…”, 1950. 16.5x23.5cm photographs, 29.5x26.5cm album. Good condition.
~ Six black and white photographs taken at the opening ceremony of the cultural center named after Karl Landau at “Givat Nesher”, [May 1957] plus one additional photo. 12x17.5cm photographs, 19.5x28cm album. Fair-good condition.
~ Dr. Haim Karl Landau, the man behind the “Sollel Boneh” construction company, was appointed director of the “Nesher” factory in 1945.
Moshe Vorobeichic (Raviv, 1904-1995), 51 large photographs documenting the activity of the "HeChalutz" movement in Poland, [early 1930's]. Unsigned.
Black and white photographs of good technical and artistic quality typical of Vorobeichic, who undertook the visual documentation of the "HeChalutz" operations in Poland until he immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1934.
The collection includes photographs of the following "HeChalutz" kibbutzim: Grochow,Czenstochova, Vilnius, Sosnowiec, Bendzin, Lodz, Rovan, Lutsk, Gorodishche, Bialystok, Klosowo, Pinsk, Kovel and Gdynia. The photographs show a variety of activities, buildings, construction, carpentry and agriculture, laundry and sewing in workshops. Some of the photographs were printed in "Sefer HeChalutz – Anthology," edited by Moshe Basuk (Jerusalem 1939).
Fifty-one (51) photographs, 30x23cm, handwritten annotations on the margins, some of the photographs are connected to each other (as published). Good condition.
Photographs and paper items from the town of Slonim, 1920s-30s.
~ Six photographs documenting the activity of the “HaShomer HaTza’ir” movement in Slonim, 1923-1925.
Including: “The First Attack” – wrestling / gymnastics; group photo of children wearing the movement uniform; group meal, Tug of War game and more. Two of the photo plates bear the name of the photographer “Kauffman”; all are signed on the verso “HaShomer HaTza’ir Photo Services in Slonim”, with the emblem of the movement. 9x14cm.
~ Twenty-two photographs documenting the activity of the Maccabi sports movement in Slonim, 1920s. Including: the Maccabi ski department in Slonim; a group of Maccabi Slonim bicycle riders; the Maccabi Slonim football team. Some bear a description on the photo plate, some have a description penciled on the verso. 9x14cm or 6x9cm.
~ Four photos of the 5th and 6th traditional JNF Fairs, which took place in Slonim on Purim 1934 and 1935, organized by women from the Wizo Association. Various fair booths appear on the photos. Two of the images are described on the photo plate; one of the photos was stamped by “The Women's Association on Behalf of the Zionist Federation in Slonim Wizo”. 12x17cm.
Enclosed: A handwritten card with a Wizo Slonim stamp; a passport photograph with a Hebrew and Polish ink-stamp; a photo from Harbin, China, 1932; a postcard; a Shana Tova greeting card; 13 family photos. 50 Items total, varying sizes and condition.
Nine group photographs and photographs of Zionist organizations in Eastern Europe, [1920s]. Some of the photographs are dated or annotated on the reverse (different periods). Images include Kevutzat HaShomrim; "HaDayag" training group in Ochakov, 1924; "On the way to 'working' Eretz Israel", Gurvan Photo Studio; Russian Commission of HeChalutz, June 1924; Harvest; Bilu; "Kadima" group, and more. Average size 17x12cm, condition varies. Glue residue on the reverse.
A class photograph of the members of the Bar Giora Jewish Students Organization, Anlässlich des 25 Jubel-Semesters , Atelier Thurmann, Vienna, . At the center, the organization's symbol and under it a picture of E. Naschitz, surrounded by the photographs of 35 other friends, wearing bands with the name of the organization, in Hebrew. 18.5x26cm. glued on a cardboard mat, 33x39cm. Good condition, few damages: peeling and foxing, damage to corners of the mat.
Thirty-one photographs of the Beitar Movement activity. Tukum, Latvia, 1920s-30s.
Most of the photographs are family or group photographs; the movement's activity is documented in 13 of them, where the members in uniform are seen holding signs and flags (flag of the "Ramat Tiomkin Work Unit"); some photographs are annotated and dated. Most of the photographs are in a postcard format, 9x14cm. Fair to good condition.
Album containing 76 photos of the “HaShomer HaTza’ir” youth movement’s activities in Poland, 1928 to mid-1930s.
Some of the album leaves have been decorated with handmade, colorful illustrations and title-page-like captions such as, “The Vilna Nest, 1928”; “Mikolina Settlement, 1931, Tel-Hai Brigade”; “Labor Settlement of Zhirmoni, 1932”; “Vilna-Grodna-Bialystok, Spring 1931”; “Winter Settlement in Pospiski, 1930”; “Zhirmoni Settlement, 1932”. Varying sized photos, average size 8x11cm, good condition. The album leaves are bound with a simple cardboard binding and Scotch tape, binding size 29x41cm.
Three printed photographs of Jewish authors, framed. Warsaw: "Yehudiya" Publishing, , [1920s].
1. Sholem Aleichem. 35x28cm.
2. S. An-Sky, Y.L. Peretz, Ya'akov Dinezon. 35x28cm.
3. Hirsch David Nomberg, Haim Zhitlovsky, Y.L. Peretz, Avraham Reisen, Shalom Asch. 30x20cm.
Good condition, slight tears at borders, stains.
“The Hebrew Brigades in Eretz Israel” – postcard file published by Ya’akov Ben Dov. Includes 19 postcards (of the original 20, #18 is missing). The illustration on the coverby artist Ze’ev Raban. Good-fair condition. Postcards #19-20 are detached. Tears on the cover.
“Pardess” Association (Jaffa) postcard file. Published by Ya’akov Ben-Dov, 1926.
Missing cover; postcards #2-11 only. The catalogue “Postcards from the Holy Land” featuring Ya’akov Ben-Dov’s postcardsnotes that postcard #2 is missing and unknown and only postcards #1-10 are mentioned; postcard #11 is not mentioned. Good condition. Few stains. Some of the protective tissue papers are missing or damaged.
Two postcards, by H. [Hillel and Henya] Krugliakov, Jaffa.