Tom brought back several items he acquired on his travels during WWI. One was a small book containing illustrations and pressed flowers from places in Palestine. Presumably it was a gift for Ethel. The book, with back and front covers made of wood, is called “Flowers of the Holy Land.” More interesting than simply a collection of picture postcards.
Tom was probably in Palestine at the time of the Balfour Declaration, a crucial contribution of the efforts of the Zionist movement to establish a Jewish state.
This is a photo of the front cover of the book.
This is the first page
An illustration of Jerusalem.
Pressed flowers gathered in Jerusalem.
An illustration of Bethlehem
Pressed flowers gathered in Bethlehem
An illustration of the Mount of Olives
Pressed flowers gathered on the Mount of Olives
An illustration of Jaffa
Pressed flowers gathered in Jaffa