Lantern slides created in the Ottoman empire’s region known as Palestine in the late 19th and early 20th century. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Image subjects include amphitheaters, churches, mosques, ruins, shrines, and temples. The collection includes images from present-day Israel and Palestine.
Architectural Lantern Slides of Palestine (includes present-day Israel)
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- G. Massiot & cie
The Carmelite order was founded on Mount Carmel more than 800 years ago, starting from a number of Crusaders who went into seclusion in the caves on Mount Carmel, in imitation of the Prophet Elijah, who meditated in a cave here before defeating the priests of Baal. The 17th century monastery was destroyed by the Ottomans after Napoleon’s siege of Acre and rebuilt 1827-1836. Elijah’s Cave is in a separate domed shrine further down the slope and is sacred to Jews, Christians, Muslims, a…
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