The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project has initiated a catalog of historical photos, maps, and illustrations called the Cultural Atlas of Jaffa. Such resources reveal themselves to be crucial to a holistic reconstruction of Jaffa’s past and they provide important clues concerning the site’s cultural and environmental history.
The collection of maps known to date has been published in color in the first volume of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project series.
For further information concerning this initiative, please contact Tzvi Shacham.
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For the standard spellings used by the project for places within and around Jaffa, please consult the appendix of the first volume.
Burke, Aaron Alexander, and Martin Peilstöcker
From the second half of the nineteenth century professional photography provides a robust source of documentation of Jaffa and its environs that supplement our historical understanding of the site. Although after the introduction of Eastman's Kodak camera in 1888 even more photos were taken in and around Jaffa, this collection appears to be smaller than those for other sites since the routine quarantine of travellers disembarking at the port of Jaffa meant their separation from their belongings with which they were reunited only as they were departing from Jaffa.
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