Wadee'a Mitry Shatara, who taught Arabic at the Friends Girls School for over 55 years. Born in 1890, she graduated from the Girls* Training Home (as the FGS was known) in 1905. She then attended Beirut Training College to become a teacher, and began teaching at the FGS upon graduation. She was the first woman [...]
Pictured is a home being built; it is unknown who is making it. At that time, tiled roofs were still not widely used, and the top was structured using a dome, as were most older homes in Ramallah then.
Pictured is Ramallah at the beginning of the 20th century, when it was primarily a village with the homes of the original families of Ramallah. Many of the structures are still intact and inhabited. As the city grew, much of the surrounding land was built on. It is now known as “Ramallah al Tahta” — [...]
Julia Nicola Salameh with her students dressed ip in the traditional Ramallah Thobe on Palm Sunday.
Gathering outside the Hamra Palace. The occasion and many of those in the picture are unknown. Please help us to identify them! The Al Hamra Palace, built in 1926, was the ancestral home of the Bateh family.
Pictured is (from left to right) Fareed Jiries Tawasha, Boulos Saba, and Elias Shamieh, enjoying some time together, as well as some argileh. Ramallah, Palestine, ca. 1962.