The American Colony family album. Edited and with an introduction in English by Valentine Vester.
Jerusalem, 2008, Oblong, Or.boards with dustjacket, 179 pp. Richly illustrated photo album. As new. The building was originally owned by Rabbah Daoud Amin Effendi al-Husseini, who lived there with his harem of four wives. Soon after his fourth marriage, al-Husseini died. In 1895, the building was sold to a group of messianic Christians who arrived in Jerusalem in 1881 and set up a commune. Their leader was Horatio Spafford, a lawyer from Chicago and his wife, Anna. In 1896, the Americans were joined by two groups of Swedish settlers. This Christian utopian society became known as the American Colony.
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