Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Haile Selassie I

Haile Selassie I (July 23, 1892 – August 27, 1975)

Title: H.S. [i.e., Haile Selassie] in robe. Creator(s): American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer. Date Created / Published: [1923?]. Medium: 1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 4 x 5 in. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-matpc-10374 (digital file from original photo)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Photographs in the G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection are in the public domain. By American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection is a rich source of historical images of the Middle East. The majority of the images depict Palestine (present day Israel and the West Bank) from 1898 to 1946. Most of the collection consists of over 22,000 glass and film photographic negatives and transparencies created by the American Colony Photo Department and its successor firm, the Matson Photo Service. Over 1,000 photographic prints and eleven albums are also part of this collection.

Digital images for the negatives and transparencies and a sample of the photographs are available online.

Haile Selassie ICall Number: LC-M32- 52465-x [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Notes: Creator name based on date. Title from negative sleeve. Guide card: Balfour visit. On guide card: 1921. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Format: Dry plate negatives. Collections: Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection. Part of: G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection.

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