There were times: Haifa Bay in the 1920s
Raphael Ernest Salus immigrated to Israel in 1921, joining the founders of Kibbutz Heftizba. Throughout the years, he toured the country, guided visitors from Israel and abroad and documented the landscapes with his camera. This week, we present photos he took in the Haifa Bay area. Third and last part of series
The pioneers who arrived in the Land of Israel in the 1920s would form work groups in different parts of the country, in accordance with the availability of labor.
Raphael Salus arrived at the bay and photographed its landscapes as trees were being planted in the area to stop the wandering dunes. Not all of his photos include a caption, so we would appreciate your help in expanding our knowledge on the sites seen in the pictures.
1. Haifa at the foot of "the bald" Carmel
2. The Haifa Bay and the "Shemen" factory
3. Arab women in the sands near Haifa
4. Haifa, the German Colony and the port
5. Haifa – a passage in the lower city, near the market
6. The Haifa Bay, 1926, flour mill in Naaman
7. Unidentified place. Reliable sources claim that the building is located today in the Afek nature reserve and that one of the first attempts to breed fish in ponds took place nearby
8. Unidentified place (photo says "Haifa Bay")
9. The Haifa Bay, 1926, ancient stone building near Bedouins' residency
10. The Haifa Bay, 1926, Bedouins in Jidaro
11. The Haifa Bay, 1926, Bedouins' residency in Jidaro
12. The Haifa Bay, 1926, attempts to plant trees in "wandering dunes"
13. Flour mill on the Naaman River
14. Arab village (no identification)
15. Bathing in the Haifa Bay – fashionable 1920s swimsuits
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