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About the BSA SPHS Image Collection

The SPHS photographic collection was amassed by The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies between 1891 and 1967 through the donation of images. It contained negatives, both glass and film in a variety of sizes, photographic prints and glass lantern slides. It contains both original and copy negatives. Index cards with small contact prints served as finding aids for the collection. It was designed as an image reference collection where images could be duplicated as either prints or slides and sold or lent to members.

The BSA SPHS Collection is part of the original SPHS photographic collection, selected by donors who were associated with the BSA or images of topographic interest, particularly in areas the BSA was known to have worked. The remainder of the extant SPHS collection went to the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archives (MIET-ELIA) in Athens. Documentation for this collection consists of 5 Negative registers (held in the SPHS offices in London), the published catalogues or accession lists of lantern slides in The Journal of Hellenic Studies, the Minute Book December 1949-January 1983 for the Photographic and Filmstrip Committee of the SPHS (held in the SPHS Library in London) and information contained on extant index cards.

Two dolphins [BSA SPHS 01/2112.5584], Two dolphins, 1901-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Two dolphins".

Gortyna: Temple of Pythian Apollo [BSA SPHS 01/3871.7392], Gortyna: Temple of Pythian Apollo, Latest 1905

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Gortyna: Temple of Pythian Apollo".

Thera (ancient city): Theatre excavations [BSA SPHS 01/3767.6126], Thera (ancient city): Theatre excavations, 1906

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thera: theatre, excavations".

Thera (ancient city): Theatre stone beams [BSA SPHS 01/2280.6127], Thera (ancient city): Theatre stone beams, 1906

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thera: theatre, stone beams".

Thera (ancient city) [BSA SPHS 03/3651.6131], Thera (ancient city), 1906

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thera: ancient town".

Samos: Pythagorio, N.E. wall of Samos Acropolis [BSA SPHS 01/2081.5533], Samos: Pythagorio, N.E. wall of Samos Acropolis, 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Samos: N.E. wall of Acropolis".

Samos, Pythagorio: General view of town and harbours from above [BSA SPHS 01/1880.4642], Samos, Pythagorio: General view of town and harbours from above, Latest 1904

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Samos: general view of town & harbours from above". Entry in the SPHS register has been struck out with a line.

Samos, Pythagorio: Harbour of Polykrates [BSA SPHS 01/1903.4681], Samos, Pythagorio: Harbour of Polykrates, Latest 1904

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Samos: view of harbour of Polykrates through windows in tower on Acropolis".

Samos: Interior of the Tunnel of Eupalinos [aqueduct of Samos] [BSA SPHS 01/2082.5535], Samos: Interior of the Tunnel of Eupalinos [aqueduct of Samos], 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Samos: aqueduct interior".

Samos: Interior of Tunnel of Eupalinos [aqueduct of Samos] [BSA SPHS 01/2083.5536], Samos: Interior of Tunnel of Eupalinos [aqueduct of Samos], 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Samos: aqueduct interior".

Samos, Ireo (Samian Heraion): Detail of base of column [BSA SPHS 01/3929.7622], Samos, Ireo (Samian Heraion): Detail of base of column, 1906-1909

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Temple of Hera. Samos: detail of base of column".

Ireo (Samian Heraion): Ionic capital [BSA SPHS 01/3930.7623], Ireo (Samian Heraion): Ionic capital, 1906-1909

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ionic capital. Samian Heraeium".

Thera: Watercolour of the entrance to island showing the screes. [BSA SPHS 01/2091.5551], Thera: Watercolour of the entrance to island showing the screes., 1901-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thera: entrance to Santorini, from watercoulour".

Thera: View of the sea from above at Fira [BSA SPHS 03/2282.6130], Thera: View of the sea from above at Fira, 1906

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thera: view of sea from above". The slide has been cropped on all sides from the negative.

Thera: View of the sea from above [BSA SPHS 01/3768.6130], Thera: View of the sea from above, 1906

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thera: view of sea from above".

Thera (ancient city): Theatre excavations [BSA SPHS 03/2279.6126], Thera (ancient city): Theatre excavations, 1906

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thera: theatre, excavations". The slide has been cropped top, bottom and right side from the negative.

Mycenae: Acropolis from the W. [BSA SPHS 01/3375.C0634], Mycenae: Acropolis from the W., 1920-1923

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Acropolis from W.".

Vase: Deianeira presenting her son Hyllos to Heracles [BSA SPHS 01/1847.4594], Vase: Deianeira presenting her son Hyllos to Heracles, Latest 1904

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Vase: Deianeria presents her son Hyllos to Heracles. (Gerhard.116)".

Cretan Refugees [BSA SPHS 01/3759.5639], Cretan Refugees, Latest 1904

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cretan refugees".

Langada pass: View [BSA SPHS 01/0340.1595], Langada pass: View, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laconia: views in Langada Pass".

Langada pass: View [BSA SPHS 01/0341.1596], Langada pass: View, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laconia: views in Langada Pass".

Langada pass: View [BSA SPHS 01/0342.1597], Langada pass: View, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laconia: views in Langada Pass".

Mycenae: Vase [BSA SPHS 01/3112.8672], Mycenae: Vase, 1920-1923

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: vase".

Mycenae: Vase [BSA SPHS 01/3113.8676], Mycenae: Vase, 1920-1923

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae".

Mycenae: Vase [BSA SPHS 01/3114.8677], Mycenae: Vase, 1920-1923

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: vase".

Mount Athos: Buildings with a Windlass in Simopetra Monastery [BSA SPHS 01/0146.1210], Mount Athos: Buildings with a Windlass in Simopetra Monastery, Latest 1912

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mt. Athos: monastery of Simonos Petra. Buildings with windlass".

Mount Athos: Aqueduct at the Monastery of Simopetra Monastery [BSA SPHS 01/0147.1211], Mount Athos: Aqueduct at the Monastery of Simopetra Monastery, Latest 1912

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mt. Athos: monastery of Simonos Petra. Aqueduct at".

Mount Athos: Bell tower (campanile) at Stavronikita Monastery [BSA SPHS 01/3609.C0807], Mount Athos: Bell tower (campanile) at Stavronikita Monastery, 1912-1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Byzantine church Mt. Athos, Stavronikita bell turret".

Mount Athos: Great tower at Stavronikita Monastery [BSA SPHS 01/3610.C0808], Mount Athos: Great tower at Stavronikita Monastery, 1912-1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Byzantine church Mt. Athos, Stavronikita tower".

Knossos: Rainwater Drainage [BSA SPHS 01/0250.1472], Knossos: Rainwater Drainage, 1901-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cnossos: Rainwater drainage".

Delos: The Archaic Lions [BSA SPHS 01/0251.1477], Delos: The Archaic Lions, Latest 1910

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Delos: the archaic lions".

Sphakteria: View looking North showing the Cliffs scaled by Messenians [BSA SPHS 03/0255.1481], Sphakteria: View looking North showing the Cliffs scaled by Messenians, 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Sphakteria: view looking N., cliffs scaled by Messenians".

Syracuse: General View of Euryalus Castle [BSA SPHS 01/0257.1482], Syracuse: General View of Euryalus Castle, 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Euryalus: Syracuse, general view".

Syracuse: One of the Quarries (not the one in which the Athenians were imprisioned) [BSA SPHS 01/0258.1483], Syracuse: One of the Quarries (not the one in which the Athenians were imprisioned), 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Syracuse: one of the quarries (not that in which the Athenians were imprisoned)".

Mycenae: The Present State of the Megaron (1901-4) [BSA SPHS 01/0259.1484], Mycenae: The Present State of the Megaron (1901-4), 1901-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: the Megaron, present state".

Troy: The Great Tower and the Later Stairway [BSA SPHS 01/0260.1485], Troy: The Great Tower and the Later Stairway, 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Troy: the great tower & the later stairway".

Ephesus: The Artemision [BSA SPHS 01/0261.1486], Ephesus: The Artemision, 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Ephesos: the Artemision".

Messene: The Laconian Gate [BSA SPHS 01/0262.1487], Messene: The Laconian Gate, 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Messene: Lakonian gate".

Messene: Tower and Wall near the Arcadian Gate [BSA SPHS 01/0263.1488], Messene: Tower and Wall near the Arcadian Gate, 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Messene: Tower & wall near Arcadian gate".

Messene: Arcadian Gate [BSA SPHS 03/0264.1489], Messene: Arcadian Gate, 1903-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Messene: Arcadian gate".