A. This photo and others show shoe factory

Trudy and Miko Schwartz's collection – part 2

We continue our trip to the past with beautiful photos taken by Jerusalem couple. This time we get to know different types of people, professions and workplaces in Land of Israel in 1940s

First of all, we would like to thank the readers who helped identify the photos in the previous article: The intersection of King David, King Solomon, Agron and Mamilla Streets in Jerusalem; the house built by Yosef Davidoff in the Bukharan Quarter; and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek in the picture of world leaders on the wall of Palestine restaurant.


This time we present types of people and professions in the city, country and health services of the Land of Israel in the 1940s. If any of you can add details about the people shown in the photos, their professions and the places they were photographed in, please let us know through the talkback feature.


1. We start our trip to the past in a shoe factory, the name and location of which we don't know, in photos 1-4 and in the side photos. Can any of our readers identify the place or the pictures characters?


2. Film's camera


3. This photo and the side photos show the shoe manufacturing process: Cutting the upper part of the shoe, sowing, gluing and finishing up with the vulcanization machines


4. The shoe factory was one of the suppliers of the British Mandate's security forces. A British policeman is shown in this photo examining the product


5. Man specializing in fixing wooden ploughs in Arab village


6. Assembling iron blade on wooden plough


7. Grinding and sharpening


8. Arab woman with her children


9. Village girls in embroidered clothes


10. Olive oil industry


11. Donkey turning crushing stone


12. Improved hydraulic oil press


13. As for photos 13-17, we barely managed to identify in Trudy and Miko's notebooks the number on a medical institution in Jerusalem's Makor Haim neighborhood. We don't know the name of the institution and the identity of the doctor and nurse seen in the photos. Can anyone help?











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