“Ruth” story. Bethlehem woman “Ruth” as Bethlehemitess [sic]
- Creator: Matson Photo Service
- Year: [between 1940 and 1946]
- Location: Bethlehem, West Bank
A 20th century Palestinian woman from Bethlehem, wearing traditional dress with embroidery, is used as a stand in for the Biblical figure “Ruth.” This image doesn’t give any information about who she really is. Palestinians were often typecast as characters rather than depicted as themselves.
“Ruth” story. Bethlehem woman “Ruth” as Bethlehemitess [sic] is available in the public domain via Creative Commons No Known Copyright .