One of the most beautiful and important items in the collection is an album called MIZPAH. It is bound in suede leather and the pages are connected by a white drawstring. It contains 51 high-quality photographs (on 26 pages) and three pages with 78 signatures, many of them identified as belonging to the American Colony in Jerusalem.
|Anna Spafford (1842-1923), the founder of the American colony, in the courtyard of the building which is now the American Colony hotel.|
|Winston Churchill and Herbert Samuel in Jerusalem, March 1921|
You can see the photographs on the website of the Israel State Archives. To find out more about the Samuel family see also Edwin Samuel's fascinating memoir, "A Lifetime in Jerusalem."