The PhotoHouse is the oldest photography shop in Israel.It was established in 1936 by photographer Rudi Weissenstein and his wife Miriam and has become one of Israel’s largest and most important private archives of historical photographs. Our unique collection consists of over 1 million negatives that document Israel’s both casual and historical moments from the 1930s-70s.
Our PhotoHouse was established in the heart of Tel Aviv, therefore Rudi’s camera was a silent witness to the development of Israel and particularly Tel Aviv. He photographed the developing construction of the city, parades and processions, art events, industry, cityscapes, cafés and cinemas, urban life, national propaganda, immigrant ships, portraits, street scenes, and more.
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The landscapes, plants and animals of the holy land
May 14, 1948
so many events happened here....here are some of them
Agriculture, establishing towns, pioneers, Hebrew labor, water towers, tower and stockade and more
All those little moments that make everyday life: cafe's, vacations, children and more
Music, theatre, film, fashion, architecture and cultural figures
portraits of people that portray the society in Eretz Israel
The photos that you'd probably like best!
Our favorite photos from within the archive
We colorized some of Rudi's best photos to the request of our clients.
Cool Retro Polaroid Magnets of various photos. Size: 8x9cm/ 3x3.5 Inch
Extra thick black&white poscards of select images. get your favorite image as a poscard!They can be framed or given as greeting cards. matte finish .size: 10x15cm/ 4x6inch
This sublime collection of early works by select Israeli photographers is the epitome of national genealogyand will enhance your archive collection of vintage and classic photography books. Including books on Rudi Weissensteinand other notable artists, this discerning collection of publications feature iconic Israeli images of a time gone by and bring to life famous and notorious events, atmospheres and lifestyles and truly capture the early days of the State of Israel.
Our posters are the perfect solution for any wall: printed on quality chromo paper, and depict historical momens,old days scenes or just of beautiful images, they are the nonchalant way to bright up any room.
New Sale! 2 posters only 29$
These coasters are so beautiful, you wouldn't want to put your cups on them!A variety of sets of 4 Coasters with vintage photos ,Glossy finish, Durable and strong, Size: 9X9 cm/ 3.5X3.5 inches
Soft cover beautiful notebooks with an old photo cover combined with fun patterns. 40 pages, lined, cream color pages, 15X21 cm/ 6x8inch
The Bookmarks that will make you want to read again! Colorful fun bookmarks with photos and inspiring quotes. laminated matte cromo paper, 5x18cm/2x7 inch
No event is ever complete until you've added a card with your warmest wishes...our cards use images from within the archive with colorful and fun patterns.
A wonderful solution for having your favorite images in front of you, without having to frame them. Mix and match them to create a beautiful little area in your house. hand made from birch wood, simple and elegant.Exclusive design to The PhotoHouse, 3 different sizes
Quality bags with some of our beloved photos in colorful new designs
Special processing of archive images. Combine images with a colorful background
Five most perfect gift packages on huge discounts
The PhotoHouse is Israel's oldest photography store, offering a huge selection of old pictures of Israel and its fascinating history.
Our Photos create a unique and nostalgic atmosphere at your business, that will make your clients and employees feel at home.
Contact us and we'll prepare you a demo of our photos on your office, hotel or store walls free of charge.
Dizengoff Suites is a boutique hotel located on the corner of Gordon and Dizengoff in Tel Aviv.
They contacted us to refresh all the pictures in the hotel. The process was long and accurate and included simulations for all rooms.
Each image is carefully selected and matched to the room in which it is displayed. The finishes are of the highest quality we can offer: a picture glued on a thin aluminum back and a glossy plexiglass coated face that bounces off the picture details.
We are always happy when Goldfrab & Zeligman, one of the largest Law Firms in the country, asks us to decorate another one of their office floors. Locted in a high rise, It is an opportunity to us to take a look at Tel Aviv's skyline and enjoy our pictures in large scale.
Our working process begins by visiting the offices, offering the client a variety of images and their simulation on the office walls,until the customer's happy with the result and we can start with the production, supply and hanging of the pictures.
We are very pleased with the result and looking forward to decorating more of their office spaces.
Every project that we do excites us and challenges us to try and adapt to it the images that will most reflect the mood on the spot. This time, our picture of Cafe Kassit reached London, the coffee shop of the JW3 Jewish Cultural Center, which brings the atmosphere of Tel Aviv to the British capital. Mosh left.
Interior design: Yonit Levinstein Sabatello www.sabatello.co.uk
Located on Tel Aviv's seafront promenade, Park Plaza Orchid Hotel is the ultimate "old Tel Aviv" hotel. are photos can be found all around it.
a huge project in which we decorated the walls of Goldfrab & Zeligman Law Firm's offices in Tel Aviv with our photos. the offices spread on six floors of a tower, from which the views of modern Tel Aviv can be seen, while inside our photos of old Tel Aviv can be seen. a beautiful combination of new & old.
large scale prints that we made for the Neurosurgery Department, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv.
Photos for the walls of this bubbly Tel Aviv Deli.
The Alexander Tel Aviv is a designer boutique Hotel located on the Tel Aviv beach. our photos decorate the walls of the rooms.
The Herods Tel Aviv is a themed hotel that offers its guests a unique time traveling experience, transporting them to the vibrant atmosphere of Tel Aviv’s White City in the 1930s. our photos decorate the rooms' walls and the in reception there is a big photo of our Gordon Swimming Pool photo.
Dedicated to beach culture , Yam (Sea in Hebrew) Hotel is designed with vivacious pictures, objects and other decorative elements , all depicting and inspired by beach culture. Our series of pictures of Lifeguards on Tel-Aviv Beach from 1949 is hanging in its corridors.
this Real Estate office wanted to give their clients the feeling of old Tel Aviv. this is when our photos came in the picture.
An extremely tasty ice cream store in the Tel Aviv Port area.