Glass slide shows Jews of old ‘Yishuv’ in colourful costume

This colourful portrait shows a group of Jewish men in the Old Yishuv or Jewish community in Palestine of the British Mandate. The glass slide, produced by a Toronto company (Screen and Sound Service Limited) on King Street, was part of a large collection of glass slides that were evidently used in talks to Christian audiences about the Jewish return to Tsion. I found a horde of these slides last year in an antique store and notified a prominent collector of artifacts from pre-state Israel, who quickly added them to his collection. ♦