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Jerusalem Dodge: 1925

Jerusalem Dodge: 1925

Jerusalem, British Mandate Palestine, circa 1925. "Staff in garage of American Colony Buick-Dodge agency." View full size. Matson Photo Service.


American Colony Buick-Dodge Agency

By any chance, does anyone know any of the people in this photo? I would like to identify Lars Lind, a Swede who grew up in the American Colony and was the manager of the Buick-Dodge Agency. I think the Agency was located near the present Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. Ruth Kark and Helga Dudman put together a book on this late-19th century commune, "The American Colony" (Carta, 1998).

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