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The PhotoHouse

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Fascinating Historic Photos

We found out about this shop in a guidebook. It houses the extensive archives of one photographer... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Freestategal
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North Bethesda, Maryland
Amazing for time travellers

start a journey to the 40/50s of last century and see how Israel developed over time, roughly from... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Michael B
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Established in 1940, The PhotoHouse ("Zalmania") is the oldest photography shop in Israel! It has become one of Israel's most important and largest photography archives, holding over one million negatives that document Israel's fascinating history...more
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5 Tchernichovsky St., Tel Aviv 63325, Israel
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

We found out about this shop in a guidebook. It houses the extensive archives of one photographer, Rudi Weissenstein, who photographed early Tel Aviv and parts of Israel. You can purchase reproductions as posters, photos (including on archival quality paper), or magnets, but really browsing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Freestategal
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

IT is a very Nice fotoshop with a lot of postcards and posters in black/ white... All typical Israëlian pictures grom past and present

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gerda O
Reviewed 5 October 2018

start a journey to the 40/50s of last century and see how Israel developed over time, roughly from scratch...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The Photo House is fantastic for history buffs anyone intrigued by photographs depicting Israel's early days as a nation. The owner, Ben Peter, whose grandfather was the one who took all the photos in this incredible archive, is a fountain of knowledge and can give...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ginnychan
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A wonderful, magic place, full of inspiration and warm hearted photographic works. The perfect place to find a stylish and very original present from Tel Aviv. A must for everyone.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Maria H
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to find a high quality souvenir that reminds you of Israel. Find the prints of Israel in everything from large prints to costers.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Laura S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

When you are in the neighbourhood. Just get in for 15 minutes. Classic shop for classic photos. Feels like a small museum. And you might take home a special souvenir.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank J N
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The PhotoHouse is one of the most wonderful shops in Tel Aviv, that is a Must. For everybody who wants to take home some great affordable photography from one of the most amazing photographers. Do get yourself the documentary on dvd 'Life in Stills' that...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank clandsberger5
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A unique family owned shop with a vast archive of photographs (most of them in black & white) telling the story of Israel from 1930's till 1970's. You can enjoy the pictures and buy some of them as an original souvenir from Israel.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank erol-ron
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This little photoshop is located right near the central market and is definitely worth popping in for a visit. They've got great photos of old-time Israel and Tel Aviv which were skillfully shot by the shop's founder. You can purchase prints or various other products...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Mara_NYC_212
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