Amazing photos of Israel in the 1930s: before Instagram, traffic jams, and tourists!

Here’s a glorious taste of life in the Holy Land from the 1930s. No traffic jams, no traffic wardens, no tour guides leading hordes of tourists, and definitely no smartphones…

Tel Aviv has developed so fast over the last few years, even we can spot the changes. But how about those who were here in the 1930s? It’s almost impossible to gauge the changes they’ve experienced…but these pictures of the Holy Land, actually postcards of Israel before it was even officially the State of Israel, give us an amazing glimpse into what life was like, once upon a time.

Tel Aviv Beach 1930s

Tel Aviv Beach

Dead Sea 1930s

The Dead Sea

Jerusalem 1930s

Jerusalem

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Tiberias

Tiberias

Haifa

Haifa

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

The pictures were scanned by Yigal Shalhevet. For even more blasts from the past, see here.

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