Arab Rebellion press photographs beat estimate by 1,800%

A collection of press photographs documenting the 1936-1939 Arab Rebellion has sold for ?�47,500 ($67,545).

Arab Rebellion photos
The Arab rebellion saw Palestinians rise up against the British

It beat its estimate of ?�2,500 ($3,590) by 1,800% in an April 21 Travel, Science and Natural History sale at Sotheby's.

The uprising saw Palestinians revolt against British colonial rule, beginning with a general strike and ending in bloodshed.

The pictures were taken for a variety of press organisations by an unknown photographer or photographers.

They provide a good record of what life was like at ground level, with shots of Jerusalem under lockdown.

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