Lot 44: Photographs. Yaakov Benor-Kalter. Eretz Yisrael: Osef Mi'Marot Ha'Aretz. Jerusalem, 1926.
January 15, 2013
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Palestine: A Collection of Views of the Land'. 24 eye-catching photos of holy places in Palestine. Brown and white, black and white. By Yaakov Benor-Kalter. Jerusalem, . 'Migdal' Publishing. Includes photos of: Rachel's Tomb, Jerusalem from Mt. of Olives, Temple Mount, Jerusalem streets, Western Wall, cafe in Jaffa, Haifa's date forest, Jewish school in Haifa, Acco, Tiberias, Safed, Jericho and more. Includes photos unknown today.Captions in Hebrew, French and English. Various sizes. Printed on thick, high-quality cardboard sheets, light brown, 30x24 cm. Width larger than length. Excellent condition. Complete. Within an original, brown cardboard portfolio. Very fine condition. Small tears without loss. On the Portfolio: photo of the Western Wall from an unusual angle.Yaakov Benor-Kalter was an architect, photographer and graphic artist (1897-1969). He made aliya from Poland in the 1920s. He was a prominent Jewish photographer at the beginning of the 20th century and a teacher at Bezalel. In the 1930s, he was the first one in Palestine to incorporate the photomontage technique.