Fascinating photos from the 1890s restored to full color reveal daily life in Israel

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Taken over 100 years ago, these fascinating photographs reveal life in Israel in the decade between 1890 and 1900.

Although the images were originally taken in black and white, they’ve been restored to full color with the help of Photochrom technology – allowing an incredible insight into the lives of the people living in Israel over a century ago. 

Many of the images are set to a stunning backdrop, still largely untouched by civilization and certainly far from modernity.

The images offer a fascinating perspective on a region that has changed dramatically in some ways but with its distinctive climate and unique architecture, in some destinations, looks surprisingly familiar.

3631AF7B00000578-3686251-image-m-75_1468324523889This photograph of Jaffa was taken between 1890 and 1900. The city  had historically been a very important port for the country.

3631AE4200000578-3686251-image-a-44_1468323948358.jpgThe street by the Tower of David in Jerusalem, circa 1900, had once been a bustling bazaar with traders selling their…

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