Historic Views of the Holy Land: Bible Places – American Colony Collection

Prod ID: BP-American Colony / Pub. bibleplaces.com / Author:
Retail: $149.00 / Accordance: $149.00

See this blog post with video of the images.

This Accordance module includes all 8 volumes of The American Colony and Eric Matson Collection of photos from the Historic Views of the Holy Land series published by Bible Places. The module includes all the images in high resolution, together with searchable descriptions, captions, bibliography, and Scripture links.

History of the Collection
Founded in 1881 by Horatio Spafford (author of the famous hymn, It is Well With My Soul), the American Colony in Jerusalem operated a thriving photographic enterprise for almost four decades. Their images document the land and its people, with a special emphasis on biblical and archaeological sites, inspirational scenes, and historic events. One of the photographers, G. Eric Matson, inherited the archive, adding to it his own later work through the “Matson Photo Service.” He eventually donated all the negatives to the U.S. Library of Congress, which has made them available to the public.

This collection includes more than 4,000 selected photographs of sites and scenes from Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. Quotations from 19th-century travelers give additional context to many of the photographs.

Publisher and editor Todd Bolen introduces the collection with lists of what attracted him to this collection (detailed in the module):

We love the photographs of the land before modern alterations. . .
We love the photographs of the traditional way of life. . .
We love the photographs of world-changing history unfolding. . .
We love the photographs of so many things that we’ve heard about, but not seen. . .

You may also be interested in the photo collection, Historic Views That Have Vanished.

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Historic Views of the Holy Land: Bible Places - American Colony Collection is included with the following packages

Category Code Title Price
Primary CollectionsColl12-GraphicsProGraphics Pro Collection (Accordance 12)399.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-GraphicsPro_0517Graphics Pro Collection (Accordance 12)399.00
Primary CollectionsColl13-GraphicsProGraphics Pro Collection (Accordance 13)239.00
Graphic ResourcesGraphicsPremier_01_15Graphics Premier Bundle add-on (January 2015)299.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 1Q15All-in-All Accordance Program (1st Quarter 2015)15999.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 2Q15All-in-All Accordance Program (2nd Quarter 2015)16999.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 3Q15All-in-All Accordance Program (3rd Quarter 2015)18699.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 4Q15All-in-All Accordance Program (4th Quarter 2015)19999.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 1Q16All-in-All Accordance Program (1st Quarter 2016)21249.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 3Q16All-in-All Accordance Program (3rd Quarter 2016)23999.00

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