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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.

Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0002.A13], Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave, 1913

Part of the collection of images of the British School at Athens excavations at Kamares Cave, Crete in 1913. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kamares vases BSA excavations 1913". The drawing was possibly done by R.M. Dawkins or J.P. Droop. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0003.A14], Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave, 1913

Part of the collection of images of the British School at Athens excavations at Kamares Cave, Crete in 1913. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kamares vases BSA excavations 1913". The drawing was possibly done by R.M. Dawkins or J.P. Droop. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0004.A15], Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave, 1913

Part of the collection of images of the British School at Athens excavations at Kamares Cave, Crete in 1913. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kamares vases BSA excavations 1913". The drawing was possibly done by R.M. Dawkins or J.P. Droop. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0005.A16.1], Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave, 1913

Part of the collection of images of the British School at Athens excavations at Kamares Cave, Crete in 1913. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kamares vases BSA excavations 1913". The drawing was possibly done by R.M. Dawkins or J.P. Droop. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0006.A16.2], Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave, 1913

Part of the collection of images of the British School at Athens excavations at Kamares Cave, Crete in 1913. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kamares vases BSA excavations 1913". The drawing was possibly done by R.M. Dawkins or J.P. Droop. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0007.A17], Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave, 1913

Part of the collection of images of the British School at Athens excavations at Kamares Cave, Crete in 1913. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kamares vases BSA excavations 1913". The drawing was possibly done by J.P. Droop. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0008.A18], Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave, 1913

Part of the collection of images of the British School at Athens excavations at Kamares Cave, Crete in 1913. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kamares vases BSA excavations 1913". The drawing was possibly done by R.M. Dawkins or J.P. Droop. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0009.A19], Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave, 1913-1917

Part of the collection of images of the British School at Athens excavations at Kamares Cave, Crete in 1913. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kamares vases BSA excavations 1913". The drawing was possibly done by J.P. Droop. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0010.A20], Drawings of Kamares Vases from the Kamares Cave, 1913-1917

Part of the collection of images of the British School at Athens excavations at Kamares Cave, Crete in 1913. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kamares vases BSA excavations 1913". The drawing was possibly done by J.P. Droop. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Drawings of Female Terracotta Figurine from Petsofa [BSA SPHS 01/0011.A21.1], Drawings of Female Terracotta Figurine from Petsofa, 1913

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Palaikastro, Crete in the 1902-1905. This image shows only a female figurine, but its duplicate BSA SPHS 01/0012.A21.2 shows both a male and female figurine. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Petsofa terra cottas: original drawings. (BSA. IX.pl.8.9)".

Drawings of Female Terracotta Figurine from Petsofa [BSA SPHS 01/0012.A21.2], Drawings of Female Terracotta Figurine from Petsofa, 1913

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Palaikastro, Crete in the 1902-1905. This image shows both a male and female figurine, but its duplicate BSA SPHS 01/0011.A21.1 shows only the female figurine. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Petsofa terra cottas: original drawings. (BSA. IX.pl.8.9)".

Melos, Phylakopi: Local imitation of Cretan LMI pottery [BSA SPHS 01/0013.A24], Melos, Phylakopi: Local imitation of Cretan LMI pottery, 1911

Part of a group of images from the continuation of excavations in 1910-1911 at Phylakopi on the island of Melos previously conducted by the British School at Athens from 1896-1899. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Melos: native imitation of Cretan LM1". Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Rhitsona [ancient Mycalessus]: Vases [BSA SPHS 01/0014.A25.1], Rhitsona [ancient Mycalessus]: Vases, 1907

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Rhitsona in Boeotia in 1907 and 1908. The image shows two vases from Rhitsona in Boeotia, marked A and B on the negative, presumably for publication. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Rhitsona vases. (BSA. XIV.pl.8)" Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Rhitsona [ancient Mycalessus]: Vases [BSA SPHS 01/0015.A25.2], Rhitsona [ancient Mycalessus]: Vases, 1907

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Rhitsona in Boeotia in 1907 and 1908. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Rhitsona vases. (BSA. XIV.pl.8)". Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Rhitsona [ancient Mycalessus]: Female Teracotta Figurine [BSA SPHS 01/0016.A28], Rhitsona [ancient Mycalessus]: Female Teracotta Figurine, 1907

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Rhitsona in Boeotia in 1907 and 1908. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Terra cotta from Rhitsona: an idol. (BSA. XIV.pl.7a)" Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Rhitsona [ancient Mycalessus]: 'Cheese Grater' Male Terracotta Figurine [BSA SPHS 01/0017.A29], Rhitsona [ancient Mycalessus]: 'Cheese Grater' Male Terracotta Figurine, 1907

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Rhitsona in Boeotia in 1907 and 1908. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Terra cotta from Rhitsona: cheese grater. (BSA. XIV.pl.7b)". Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Mycenae: Vases from Tomb 518, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/0018.A59], Mycenae: Vases from Tomb 518, Kalkani Cemetery, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: (BSA 1922) Tomb. 518. Vases 427.267". Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Mycenae: Vase from Tomb 529, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/0019.A60], Mycenae: Vase from Tomb 529, Kalkani Cemetery, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: (BSA 1922) Tomb. 529. Vases 434". Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Mycenae: Jewellery from Tomb 515, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/0020.A61], Mycenae: Jewellery from Tomb 515, Kalkani Cemetery, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: (BSA excav. 1922) Tomb 515. Jewels." Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Mycenae: Jewellery from Tomb 529, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/0021.A62], Mycenae: Jewellery from Tomb 529, Kalkani Cemetery, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: (BSA excav. 1922) Tomb 529. Jewels". Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Palaikastro: Painted Rhyta [BSA SPHS 01/0022.A73.1], Palaikastro: Painted Rhyta, Earliest 1913

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Palaikastro, Crete in the 1902-1905. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Painted Dippers from Palaikastro". The drawing was possibly done by R.M. Dawkins. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Palaikastro: Painted Rhyta [BSA SPHS 01/0023.A73.2], Palaikastro: Painted Rhyta, Earliest 1913

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Palaikastro, Crete in the 1902-1905. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Painted Dippers from Palaikastro". The drawing was possibly done by R.M. Dawkins. Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Lesvos, Mitylene: Kastro from N. [BSA SPHS 01/0028.0067], Lesvos, Mitylene: Kastro from N., 1908

Part of a set of images taken by F.W. Hasluck in 1908 when he visited Aenos, Phocaea, Lemnos and Mytilene to document Frankish monuments. The original description in the SPHS register reads:"Mytilene: Castro from N".

Lesvos, Mitylene: Walls of upper Kastro [BSA SPHS 01/0029.0078], Lesvos, Mitylene: Walls of upper Kastro, 1908

Part of a set of images taken by F.W. Hasluck in 1908 when he visited Aenos, Phocaea, Lemnos and Mytilene to document Frankish monuments. The original description in the SPHS register reads:"Mytilene: Walls of upper Castle".

Lesvos, Mitylene: Towers of lower Kastro [BSA SPHS 01/0030.0079], Lesvos, Mitylene: Towers of lower Kastro, 1908

Part of a set of images taken by F.W. Hasluck in 1908 when he visited Aenos, Phocaea, Lemnos and Mytilene to document Frankish monuments. The original description in the SPHS register reads:"Mytilene: Tower of lower Castle".

Lesvos, Mitylene: Orta Kapu [middle gate] in S.W. wall of Kastro [BSA SPHS 01/0031.0108], Lesvos, Mitylene: Orta Kapu [middle gate] in S.W. wall of Kastro, 1908

Part of a set of images taken by F.W. Hasluck in 1908 when he visited Aenos, Phocaea, Lemnos and Mytilene to document Frankish monuments. The original description in the SPHS register reads:"Mytilene: Orta, Kapa.".

Athens: Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds [BSA SPHS 01/0032.0152], Athens: Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds, Latest 1902

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Oil market and Tower of the Winds".

Athens: Monument of Philopappos [BSA SPHS 01/0033.0153], Athens: Monument of Philopappos, Latest 1902

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Monument of Philopappos".

Athens Acropolis: Erechtheion, Karyatid Porch [BSA SPHS 01/0038.0304], Athens Acropolis: Erechtheion, Karyatid Porch, Latest 1899

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Caryatid porch. Erechtheion, Acropolis".

Cyprus, Nicosia: Interior of Ayia Sofia [BSA SPHS 01/0040.0310], Cyprus, Nicosia: Interior of Ayia Sofia, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cyprus: Nikosia. S.Sophia, interior".

Cyprus, Episkopi from the West [BSA SPHS 01/0041.0311], Cyprus, Episkopi from the West, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cyprus: Episkopi from W".

Cyprus, Kourion Acropolis [BSA SPHS 01/0042.0313], Cyprus, Kourion Acropolis, 1895

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cyprus: Kurion. Acropolis 1895".

Athens: Tower of the Winds [BSA SPHS 01/0043.0389], Athens: Tower of the Winds, Latest 1899

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Tower of Winds".

Athens Acropolis from the S.W. [BSA SPHS 01/0044.0401], Athens Acropolis from the S.W., Latest 1898

The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Athens: Acropolis from SW"

Athens Acropolis: Monument of Agrippa [BSA SPHS 01/0046.0405], Athens Acropolis: Monument of Agrippa, 1888-1889

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: monument of Agrippa".

Athens Roman Agora: the Gate of Athena Archegetis [BSA SPHS 01/0048.0413], Athens Roman Agora: the Gate of Athena Archegetis, Latest 1904

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Agora: Athena Archegitis gate".

Acrocorinth: Inside the Entrance [BSA SPHS 01/0052.0428], Acrocorinth: Inside the Entrance, Latest 1898

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Corinth: entrance to Acrocorinthus".

Top of Acrocorinthos [BSA SPHS 01/0053.0429.1], Top of Acrocorinthos, Latest 1898

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Corinth: Acrocorinthus: top".

Top of Acrocorinthos [BSA SPHS 01/0054.0429.2], Top of Acrocorinthos, Latest 1898

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Corinth: Acrocorinthus: top".

Nauplio Town and Forttress (Palamidi) [BSA SPHS 01/0055.0435], Nauplio Town and Forttress (Palamidi)

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Nauplia: town and fortress".

Monastery of Hosios Loukas of Stiris Courtyard [BSA SPHS 01/0058.0437], Monastery of Hosios Loukas of Stiris Courtyard, Latest 1898

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Stiris: monastery of St. Luke: courtyard".

Monastery of Hosios Loukas of Stiris, Churches [BSA SPHS 01/0059.0438], Monastery of Hosios Loukas of Stiris, Churches, Latest 1898

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Stiris: monastery of St. Luke: church".