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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.

Aegina: Temple of Athena Aphaia [BSA SPHS 03/3663.7634], Aegina: Temple of Athena Aphaia, Latest 1908

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Aegina, temple".

Palaikastro: Early incised bowl and other stone vessels [BSA SPHS 03/3664.7539], Palaikastro: Early incised bowl and other stone vessels, 1902-1906

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: "PK. pottery from Palaikastro: early incised bowl & stone vases".

Palaikastro: Neolithic objects [BSA SPHS 03/3672.8765], Palaikastro: Neolithic objects, 1905

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: "Palaikastro: neolithic objects".

Palaikastro: LMII vases [BSA SPHS 03/3673.8784], Palaikastro: LMII vases, 1904

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: "Palaikastro. LMII vases".

Palaikastro: Larnax [BSA SPHS 03/3674.8786], Palaikastro: Larnax, 1904

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: "Palaikastro: larnax".

Palaikastro: Larnax cart [BSA SPHS 03/3675.8802], Palaikastro: Larnax cart, 1902

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: "Palaikastro: [larnax] cart".

Palaikastro: Ivory statuettes [BSA SPHS 03/3676.8808], Palaikastro: Ivory statuettes, 1904

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: "Palaikastro: ivory statuettes".

Palaikastro: Terracotta figure [BSA SPHS 03/3677.8810], Palaikastro: Terracotta figure, 1904

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: "Palaikastro: terracotta figure".

Olympia: Altar in the treasury terrace, inside Treasury VIII [BSA SPHS 03/3680.9044], Olympia: Altar in the treasury terrace, inside Treasury VIII, Latest 1915

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Olympia: altar in Treasury terrace, in Treasury VIII".

Olympia: Bouleuterion [BSA SPHS 03/3683.9047], Olympia: Bouleuterion, Latest 1915

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Olympia: Boulouterion".

Olympia: S.W. processional gate from without [BSA SPHS 03/3684.9048], Olympia: S.W. processional gate from without, Latest 1915

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Olympia: SW processional gate from without".

Olympia: S.W. processional gate from within [BSA SPHS 03/3685.9049], Olympia: S.W. processional gate from within, Latest 1915

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Olympia: SW processional gate, from within".

Plati: LMIII house in A Court, with later walls removed [BSA SPHS 03/3687.9103], Plati: LMIII house in A Court, with later walls removed, 1914

Part of a group of images from the BSA excavations at Plati 1913-1914. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Plati: LMIII house in A Court, with later walls removed".

Chios (town): Museum, fragments of Genoese sculpture [left to right: Hasluck's Nos 41, 31, 51] [BSA SPHS 03/3688.9354], Chios (town): Museum, fragments of Genoese sculpture [left to right: Hasluck's Nos 41, 31, 51], 1907-1909

An image from a group of images taken by F.W. Hasluck when investigated the 'Latin Monuments' on the island of Chios from 1907 to 1909. Original description in the SPHS register reads: "Chios: Museum, fragments of Genoese sculpture".

Chios (town): Museum, fragments of Genoese sculpture [left to right: Hasluck's Nos 47 and 23] [BSA SPHS 03/3689.9355], Chios (town): Museum, fragments of Genoese sculpture [left to right: Hasluck's Nos 47 and 23], 1907-1909

An image from a group of images taken by F.W. Hasluck when investigated the 'Latin Monuments' on the island of Chios from 1907 to 1909. Original description in the SPHS register reads: "Chios: Museum, fragments of Genoese sculpture".

Genoese relief of St. George in the Victoria and Albert Museum [BSA SPHS 03/3690.9359], Genoese relief of St. George in the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1907-1909

An image from a group of images taken by F.W. Hasluck when investigated the 'Latin Monuments' on the island of Chios from 1907 to 1909. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "(S. Kensington) Genovse relief of S. George".

A Greek Shepherdess (for types) [BSA SPHS 03/3692.9992], A Greek Shepherdess (for types)

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "A Greek shepherdess (for types)".

A Greek Peasant (for types) [BSA SPHS 03/3693.9994], A Greek Peasant (for types)

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "A Greek peasant (for types)".