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Picturing Jerusalem

December 4, 2007 -April 6, 2008
Location: Yeshiva University Museum
Artist: James Graham and Mendel Diness
Curator: Nissan Perez
Media: Photography
This important exhibition, showcased works by 19th century photographers James Graham and Mendel Diness, and featured seventy-five rare vintage prints of the Holy Land. Drawn from the Israel Museum's extensive holdings of vintage 19th century photography of the Holy Land, the exhibition included the remarkable trove of Diness’ glass plate negatives, silver prints, notebooks and other photographic material accidentally discovered at a Minnesota garage sale in 1989 and now in the collection of the Israel Museum. The exhibition also featured a unique album of eighty-seven wax paper images by James Graham, taken between 1853 and 1857, and today owned jointly by the Israel Museum and the Center for Jewish History, New York.