Contents and Arrangement

"Marché de Bethléem. — Market place at Bethlehem.", undated

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This is a growing collection. Currently, the photographs are arranged by accession number, then by Bonfils photograph number.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2003. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2003.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

"Marché de Bethléem. — Market place at Bethlehem."; Félix Bonfils Photographs Collection, C0942, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

Approximately 850 additional Bonfils photographs are available in the Rudolf-Ernst Brunnow Papers (C0396). Additionally, there are 69 photographs by Bonfils in Photographs of Syria and Palestine, v. 2, located in the Graphic Arts Division.


The biographical sketch was written by consulting the following sources: Bortot, M. Scott. "A Journey into a Preserved Past." Middle East Times. March 2003. Rockett, Will H. "The Bonfils Story: A Legacy of Light." Al Mashriq: The Levant. Editor, Borre Ludvigsen. March 2003. Szegedy-Maszak, Andrew. "The Genius of Félix Bonfils." Archaeology. 54, no. 3 (May/June 2001). March 2003.

Maison Bonfils (Beirut, Lebanon)