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CRAMB, John 
Jerusalem in 1860: a series of photographic views, taken ... by John Cramb ... With descriptive letterpress by the Rev. Robert Buchanan ... 
Shelfmark: 1854.c.9. 
Publisher: Glasgow: William Collins, 1860. [15] leaves, [12] plates. 2 (37 cm). 
Country: Scotland 
Subject: Jerusalem - Views 
Acquisition: P 26 Jan 1882 [With letter to the BM from W. H. Sewell, 28 Nov. 1881.] 
Photographer: Cramb, John (photographer by Royal appointment to Queen Victoria) 
Description or title: These photographs by John Cramb, "photographer to the Queen," are fine examples of early topographical photography. "Some of the most meticulous photographs of the period recorded these authentic places of scriptural history for the country rectories and theological seminaries of Victorian Britain". (The Golden Age of British Photography 1839-1900. Edited by Mark Haworth-Booth. Published by Aperture 1984.) The text is written by the Rev. Robert Buchanan, D.D to accompany the photographs. "A merely fine picture is not, in this case, what they care to possess but a life-likeness of the original." Buchanan seeing photography as a representation of reality. 
Contains photos of: Buildings. Landscapes 
General photo size: 21.8 x 17 cms approx. 
Photographs:
1   Jerusalem from Scopus. 
2   Mount of Olives and Valley of Jerusalem. 
3   Jerusalem from the road to Bethany. 
4   Jerusalem from the road to Bethany no 2. 
5   Pool of Bethesda and Church of Saint Anne. 
6   The Harem and Mosque of Omar. 
7   Via Dolorosa. 
8   Church of the Holy Sepulchre. 
9   Jerusalem from the north west. 
10   Pool of Hezekiah from the Citadel. 
11   Tower of Hippicus and Anglican Church. 
12   The Jews' Quarter and New Synagogue. 

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