Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Merchants at the gates of the church of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Israel.
Very nice shot of Félix Bonfils representing Street merchants to the doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Israel.
This cliché is part of his series on biblical sites (place of the crucifixion of Christ).
Level of detail: Excellent
Signed and captioned downstairs in the negative.
Félix Bonfils (Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, March 8, 1831 - Alès, April 9, 1885) is a french photographer, one of the first with Emile Béchard to cover the Middle East with the new tool of photography. The photographic workshop, which he founded in 1867 in Beirut, the Lebanon, produced extremely extensive photographic documentation on the Egypt and the Middle East at the end of the 19th century at the beginning of the 20th century. These photographs were widely distributed and a huge success and still constitute a reference in the history of Eastern photography.