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Southern Theatre, Jerash
[American Palestine Exploration Society]
28 x 36 cm
Harvard Fine Arts Library
Special Collections, AKP185 Arc 495.10
The American Palestine Exploration Society was founded in New York in 1870 as a privately funded society for archaeological and geographic exploration of the Holy Land. A forerunner of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the organization conducted its second expedition to the Holy Land in 1875 and hired French photographer TancrÞde Dumas, who owned a studio in Beirut, to accompany the expedition.