Thebes: View of town with the Cave of the Dragons in the Foreground

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/4363.8982
Level Item
Description A hard film negative, full plate size, a commercial copy negative.
Condition The sky had been masked prior to the production of this copy negative (compare with BSA SPHS 01/0134.1117).
Dimensions 24 x 18 cm
Place Thebes
Dates Latest 1902
Creator Atchley, Shirley Clifford
English Photographic Company
Scope and Content The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thebes".
Notes A commercial image from the English Photographic Company. Unknown date, but based on related record related record SPHS 1117, a description of which matches one in the inventory of the image collection printed in the 1902 Journal of Hellenic Society (p.. lxviii). The inventory, without catalogue numbers, was most likely created when the collection was reorganised, switching from alphanumeric catalogue numbers to sequential numbers. Numerous images from the English Photographic Company donated via Shirley Atchley catalogued from SPHS 8943 to 9256 appearing in the 1913 slide catalogue in the Journal of Hellenic Studies, it probably dates no later than 1913, but is likely to be much earlier. SPHS 1117 is horizontally flipped with the "cave" in the lower centre left.
Related records [BSA SPHS 01/0134.1117], View of the town of Thebes with the Cave of the Dragons in the Foreground, Latest 1902
[BSA SPHS 03/0135.1117], View of the town of Thebes with the Cave of the Dragons in the Foreground, Latest 1902