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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.

Acheron River Gorge looking downstream from Gorena [BSA SPHS 01/7185.C2083], Acheron River Gorge looking downstream from Gorena, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Acheron gorge looking downstream from Gorena".

View from path between Achmet Aga [modern Prokopi] and Draga, looking N. [BSA SPHS 01/7187.C2085], View from path between Achmet Aga [modern Prokopi] and Draga, looking N., Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Euboea, view from path between Achmetaga & Draga looking N".

Ancient site near near Kopani [BSA SPHS 01/7188.C2086], Ancient site near near Kopani, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Preveza-Janina Rd. ancient site near Kopani, ruins at foot of hill to left".

Athens Acropolis: Parthenon from the N.W. [BSA SPHS 01/7189.C2087], Athens Acropolis: Parthenon from the N.W., Latest 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Parthenon NW".

Athens Acropolis: Parthenon from the N.W. [BSA SPHS 01/7190.C2088], Athens Acropolis: Parthenon from the N.W., Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Parthenon NW".

Oeniadai [BSA SPHS 01/7193.C2091], Oeniadai, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Oeniadae".

Oeniadai, door [BSA SPHS 01/7194.C2092], Oeniadai, door, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Oeniadae".

Oeniadai, door from inside [BSA SPHS 01/7195.C2093], Oeniadai, door from inside, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Oeniadae, door from inside".

Stratos, walls [BSA SPHS 01/7196.C2094], Stratos, walls, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Stratos".

Pinios River near Tempi [BSA SPHS 01/7197.C2095], Pinios River near Tempi, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Peneus river".

Corfu town: the Esplanade and the citadel [BSA SPHS 01/7198.C2096], Corfu town: the Esplanade and the citadel, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: without number. Addenda. Corfu".

Epidauros, theatre [BSA SPHS 01/7199.C2098], Epidauros, theatre, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: 395 ter.. Addenda. Epidaurus, theatre".

Arkadiko Bridge [BSA SPHS 01/7200.C2099], Arkadiko Bridge, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: 398 bis.. Addenda. Cyclopean bridge near Epidaurus".

Tiryns: Gallery in East Wall [BSA SPHS 01/7201.C2100], Tiryns: Gallery in East Wall, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: 97 bis.. Addenda. Tiryns, gallery in E wall".

Delos [BSA SPHS 01/7202.C2102], Delos, Latest 1921

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

Delos [BSA SPHS 01/7203.C2103], Delos, Latest 1921

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

Delos [BSA SPHS 01/7204.C2104], Delos, Latest 1921

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

Delos: Mosaic [BSA SPHS 01/7205.C2105], Delos: Mosaic, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mosaic, probably at Delos".

Corinthian capitals [BSA SPHS 01/7208.C2108], Corinthian capitals, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Corinthian capitals".

Marathon: Plain from above the village [BSA SPHS 01/7209.C2110], Marathon: Plain from above the village, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Marathon, plain from above village".

Epidauros, tholos with theatre in distance [BSA SPHS 01/7210.C2111], Epidauros, tholos with theatre in distance, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Epidarus, tholos and theatre".

Mount Pentelicus from the Attic Plain [BSA SPHS 01/7211.C2112], Mount Pentelicus from the Attic Plain, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pentelikos, from Attic plain". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Distant view of Lake Phenos from N. [BSA SPHS 01/7212.C2114], Distant view of Lake Phenos from N., Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pheneos lake, distant view from N".

Bassae, gate and walls [BSA SPHS 01/7214.C2116], Bassae, gate and walls, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Phigaleia, gate & walls".

Parnassos from Corycian cave [BSA SPHS 01/7216.C2148], Parnassos from Corycian cave, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Parnassus from near Korykian Cave".

Gla: S. wall [BSA SPHS 01/7217.C2150], Gla: S. wall, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Gla, Boeotia, S wall".

Ioánnina from the N. [BSA SPHS 01/7218.C2151], Ioánnina from the N., Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Janina from N".

Erymanthus River near Kalavrita [BSA SPHS 01/7219.C2152], Erymanthus River near Kalavrita, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Erynanthus from near Kalavryta".

White mountains from Mournies near Chania [BSA SPHS 01/7220.C2154], White mountains from Mournies near Chania, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "White Mountanins fr. road to Murnies (Canea)".

Pine forest near Aradena Gorge on the S. coast [BSA SPHS 01/7221.C2155], Pine forest near Aradena Gorge on the S. coast, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "White Mountains S. coast pine forest near Aradena".

Lycosura, view of temple [BSA SPHS 01/7222.C2156], Lycosura, view of temple, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Lykosura, view of temple".

Andania from railway showing different levels [BSA SPHS 01/7223.C2157], Andania from railway showing different levels, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Andania (Messenia) near: railway lines shewing diff. levels".

Suda Bay from Aptera [BSA SPHS 01/7225.C2159], Suda Bay from Aptera, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Aptera, Suda Bay, Crete".

Palaeomanina, gateway near the 'Avloporta' [BSA SPHS 01/7227.C2162], Palaeomanina, gateway near the 'Avloporta', Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Palaeomanina Ac. gateway near the artoporta".

Palaeomanina, the 'Avloporta' [BSA SPHS 01/7228.C2163], Palaeomanina, the 'Avloporta', Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Palaeomanina Ac. the artoporta".

Eleusis: the two Propylaea from the Great Temple [BSA SPHS 01/7230.C2165], Eleusis: the two Propylaea from the Great Temple, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Eleusis the two propylaea from the Gt. temple".

Mt. Papingo in the distance from the E. [BSA SPHS 01/7231.C2166], Mt. Papingo in the distance from the E., Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mt Papingo (distance) from E from summit of Pindus".

Mount Soutisa near Zitsa and the Calamas river [BSA SPHS 01/7232.C2167], Mount Soutisa near Zitsa and the Calamas river, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mt. Surista near Zitsa and river Calamas".

Lake Likeri from the N.W. [BSA SPHS 01/7233.C2168], Lake Likeri from the N.W., Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Lake Lukeri, Boeotia, from the NW".

Decent from Eleftherochori to Paramythia [BSA SPHS 01/7234.C2170], Decent from Eleftherochori to Paramythia, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "descent from Eleutherochori to Paramythia (Epirus)".

Cassope: walls [BSA SPHS 01/7236.C2172], Cassope: walls, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Kassope (Ep.) walls".

Theriso Gorge [BSA SPHS 01/7237.C2173], Theriso Gorge, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Therisso, Crete".

Mount Hymettos, Plain of Attica from Xerxes Seat [BSA SPHS 01/7238.C2174], Mount Hymettos, Plain of Attica from Xerxes Seat, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens, plain of Attica & Hymettus from 'Xerxes seat'".

The Acheron River Velley to the W. of Glyki [BSA SPHS 01/7239.C2175], The Acheron River Velley to the W. of Glyki, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Valley of Amathus from near Glyky (Ep.)".