Auction 80 Part 1 Jewish and Israeli History, Culture and Art
Jun 29, 2021
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

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LOT 27:

Feigenbaum Family Archive - Early Photographs of Jewish Clinics in Jerusalem and a Large Collection of Letters

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Feigenbaum Family Archive - Early Photographs of Jewish Clinics in Jerusalem and a Large Collection of Letters
Thirty five photographs of clinics in Jerusalem and about 200 letters, from the archive of the Feigenbaum family. Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Rehovot, Berlin and other places, ca. 1910s until the early 1970s. Hebrew, English and some German.
The archive includes:
• Album with thirty three photographs (mounted on album's leaves), of the Ophthalmology Department in the "Jewish Health Bureau" hospital in Jerusalem, directed by Aryeh Feigenbaum, ca. 1913-1916. The photographs show the medical team, treating patients, beds and hospital's room, laboratory tests and more. At the beginning of the album appears a photograph of the medical team at the entrance to "Meir Rothschild Hospital".
• Large group photograph (mounted on card) of participants in the "First Trachoma Convention" in 1914 in Jerusalem. Seen in the photograph are the physicians Aryeh Feigenbaum, Avraham Ticho, Naftali Weitz, Aryeh Goldenberg, Aharon Meir Mazia, Sonia Belkind, Miriam Nofech and others. Approx. 38.5X27.5 cm.
• Photograph of patients in the yard of one of the eye hospitals in Jerusalem in 1918. Titled and dated by hand on verso (Hebrew). Approx. 16X11 cm.
• About 200 handwritten letters (few of the letters are typewritten) exchanged between members of the Feigenbaum family. Most letters were sent to Hemda during the 1930s (when she stayed in the United States), and are written by more than one family member. Several letters were sent from Jerusalem during the 1948 War, some of them are from later years and some are from friends and acquaintances. Including eight letters from Yigael Sukenik - birth name of the IDF Chief of Staff and archaeologist Yigael Yadin who sent them in the 1930s (some are long and detailed and contain interesting facts about his life during that period).
Enclosed: about 35 paper items, including postcards, handwritten notes, invitations to events, and more.
Total of 35 photographs and about 200 letters. Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. The album in fair-poor condition. Some photographs are damaged or faded. Some with stains, peelings and tears.

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