Curator Limor Cohen searched dozens of archives in Israel for photos of Jewish life in Palestine prior to the creation of the Israeli state. The photos were presented at the 10th annual PHOTO ISRAEL International Photography Festival in Tel Aviv in conjunction with the Israel Archives and Information Association. Haaretz has shared a selection of these photos in this article.
Caption 1: Painting class at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 1913. Credit: Ya’acov Ben-Dov/Central Zionist Archives. Via Haaretz.
Caption 2: Women embroider a parokhet in Haifa. Credit: Gnazim Archive, Hebrew Writers Association in Israel. Via Haaretz.
Caption 3: Enlisting in Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1942. Credit: Lasar Dunner/CZO. Via Haaretz.
Caption 4: Bringing power to Tel Aviv from Allenby substation. Credit: Israel Electric Corp Archives. Via Haaretz.
Caption 5: Immigrant boy at a Haifa boarding school, 1947. Credit: Aryeh Yaakobi/WIZO Archives. Via Haaretz.
Caption 6: Building Kimron Hall, northern Israel. Credit: Emek Hama’ayanot Archives. Via Haaretz.