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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Matson

Marconi Control Table: 1939

Marconi Control Table: 1939

"Marconi Control Table" at a radio station in British Mandate Palestine circa 1939. View full size. | Alternate view. Glass negative from the archives of the Matson Photo Service, which documented the American Colony in Jerusalem.

 

Hello Out There: 1939

Hello Out There: 1939

A radio mast in Ramallah, British-Mandate Palestine, sometime around 1939. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, Matson Photo Service. Alternate view.

 

Skiing in the Cedars: 1946

Skiing in the Cedars: 1946

Members of the American Mission in Beirut & Tripoli ski in the Cedars, Lebanon. From the Matson Photo Service, 1946. View full size.

 

Ramallah: 1939

Ramallah: 1939

Radio masts in Ramallah, British Mandate Palestine, circa 1939. 5x7 dry plate glass negative from the Matson Photo Service collection. View full size.

 

I Am the Oud Man: 1940

I Am the Oud Man: 1940

Oud player at the Palestine Broadcasting Service studios in Jerusalem circa 1940 during the British Mandate. View full size. 5x7 acetate, Matson Photo Service.

 

On the Air: 1936

On the Air: 1936

A radio studio control room in British Mandate Palestine between 1936 and 1939. View full size. 5x7 dry plate glass negative, Matson Photo Service.

 

Air Travel in Africa: 1936

Air Travel in Africa: 1936

Travelers board an aircraft in an unknown region of Africa. From the Matson Photo Service, 1936. View full size.

 
 
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