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.
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We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to withhold or refuse an order for any reason. For example, we will not accept an order until receiving an approval from the credit card company that it executed its transaction with you successfully.
We have made every effort to provide as accurate information as possible on the Site regarding our Products. However, actual Products may slightly differ from the information and illustrations we provide on the Site. Thus, the colors you see on your monitor depend on the quality of your monitor and its settings. We cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any color will be accurate to the real color. In addition, deviations in measurements, of up to 5%, in all Products, may occur.
The price of our Products is the price in force on the date and at the time on which we process your order. We make every effort to ensure that the prices on our Site are accurate.
Nevertheless, it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the Products listed on our Site may be incorrectly priced. We will normally verify prices as part of our dispatch procedures, so in the event that you order a Product at an incorrect price we will cancel the order immediately and refund your payment. However we are under no obligation to provide the Product to you at an incorrect lower price quoted on our website, even after we have sent you a Dispatch Confirmation, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakable and could have reasonably been recognized by you as a mis-pricing.
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In addition, the site respects PayPal payments.
Prices listed on the site do not include shipping.
The shipping cost is calculated according to the manner of shipping (Standard or Express), weight and destination, according to the Israel Postal pricelist.
Estimated delivery times:
The estimated delivery times quoted above do not include the time required for producing the products. Photographs, postcards, posters, prints and other products that are produced specifically for the customer upon order, require additional time for their production. The estimated production time is ten business days.
In any case, you will be notified of the delivery date of your order in the Dispatch Confirmation.
We shall not be responsible for delay in delivery due to forces beyond our control.
Our cancellation policy for orders of products is subject to the Israeli Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981 and the regulations made thereunder.
If you wish to return a Product, you may cancel the Contract, subject to the exceptions listed below, within 14 days after receiving the Product. To cancel a Contract, you must inform us in writing at [email protected] and return the item to the following address:
Pri-Or Photo House
5 Tshernichovski Street
We will refund the price of the Product to you as soon as possible and in any case within 14 days of the day you have given notice of your cancellation. The price of the Product shall not be refunded in full, as the delivery charges for sending the item to you are excluded from the refund. You will be responsible for returning the Product to us, in the same condition in which you received it, at your own cost and risk. You have a legal responsibility to take reasonable care of any Product whilst they are in your possession. If you return a Product that was damaged whilst being under your care, including a product that was damaged, hit, broken, or that its package was damaged, we may have a right of action against you for compensation.
In order to avoid damaging the Product, we recommend that you return the Product unused, in its original package.
Exceptions to the right to cancel an order:
• Orders of photographs, postcards, posters, prints and other products produced specifically for the customer - and which are not held in stock, cannot be canceled.
• Orders of perishable goods, which may deteriorate or be damaged until the time they are returned, cannot be canceled.
• Orders of goods which may be recorded, reproduced or duplicated, and the customer opened the original packaging, cannot be canceled.
Return policy for defective products
Our Products are checked and packaged carefully before being sent to you. However there may be the odd occasion when an item is below standard. In this case we ask you to take a picture of the defective product and email us immediately and without delay [email protected]
If you received a defective product, you may cancel the Contract at any time within 14 days after receiving the defective Product. In such a case the price of the product shall be refunded in full.
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If any of these Terms and Conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will be interpreted as valid, lawful and enforceable to the fullest extent possible, and severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid and unchanged.
Contracts for the purchase of Products through our site will be governed by Israeli law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such Contracts shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Israel in the Tel Aviv or Central districts.
If you have any questions or requests in relation to these Term and Conditions, please email [email protected].
These Terms and Conditions were last updated on September 1, 2014, and are subject to change at any time at our sole discretion. Any revised version will be effective immediately that it is displayed on our Site.