The PhotoHouse (“Zalmania”) is one of the oldest stores in Tel-Aviv. It’s a photography archive and shop, located in the heart of the city. In our archive’s shop we offer original historical photos as well as various high- end products, all based on our archive’s photos. Stop by and visit us!
The PhotoHouse is one of Israel’s most valuable and monumental private archives of historical photographs. It was established in 1940 by the photographer Rudi Weissenstein and his wife Miriam, and since then it has been family owned. One of the biggest highlights of Weissenstein’s career was being the official photographer for the Signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence. He was also the official photographer for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, a reporter of the UN, and photographed those who would become the leading personalities of the local Jewish Community and heads of the State. Every negative in his enormous archive is a testament to Israel: the atmosphere, the spirit and the people.
Our archive stocks hundreds of thousands of old pictures of Israel and other rare early-days Israel photos that were all taken by Weissenstein .
After winning numerous awards, and traveling with exhibits throughout Europe and the United States, we continue to preserve and curate over a million negatives.
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