Tented settlement, Jaffa, Palestine, 1866

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Tented settlement, Jaffa, Palestine, 1866

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Tented encampment surrounded by barrels on beach. A wooden boat lies in front of the encampment in Palestine. In September of 1866, George J. Adams led a group of Americans to start a religious community in Palestine to witness the second coming of the Messiah. Most of the followers were from Jonesport, Maine.

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  • Title: Tented settlement, Jaffa, Palestine, 1866
  • Creation Date: 1866
  • Subject Date: 1866
  • Town: Jonesport
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1976
  • Collection: Jaffa Colony collection
  • Object Type: Image

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