Auction 019 Online Auction 19 – Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture
Jun 4, 2019 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 39:

Four Press Photographs – Illegal Immigration – 1939-1947

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$ 400
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Four press photographs documenting the illegal immigration to Palestine. 1939-1947.
1. Photograph of illegal immigrants waiting in a vehicle for the transport of prisoners, after being caught by the British authorities of Palestine (Dated in handwriting on verso – 1939).
Photograph of illegal immigrants climbing the ramp of the "Eliyahu Golomb" ship in the port of La Spezia (Italy), in 1946.
3. Photograph of English soldiers surrounding a group of women who were taken off the illegal immigrant ship "Af Al Pi Chen" in the port of Haifa. 1947.
4. Photograph of illegal immigrants in a rubber boat, pulling themselves toward the ship "Loh Tafchidunu" by means of ropes that were thrown to them from the deck (taken by the press photographer J. Walter Green, who came to document the operation after receiving permission from the Haganah members).
Handwritten notes on verso of all photographs (Hebrew and English). Three are stamped on verso.
Approx. 13x18-20.5x25.5 cm. Condition varies. Good-fair overall condition. Creases and stains on two of them. Barcode stickers on verso of two of them.

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