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

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/0134.1117
Level Item
Description Glass negative, full plate size, a copy negative.
Condition Some degrading and scraping of the emulsion.
Dimensions 21.5 x 16 cm
Place Thebes
Dates Latest 1902
Creator The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Scope and Content The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thebes: with the cave of the Dragon".
Notes Probably a commercial image from the English Photographic Company. See related record BSA SPHS 01/4363.8982 for comparison; SPHS 8982 is horizontally flipped with the cave in the lower centre right. The description matches one in the inventory of sites represented in the image collection printed in the 1902 Journal of Hellenic Society (p.. lxviii), indicating that it was slightly larger than a full plate negative. The inventory, without catalogue numbers, was most likely created when the collection was reorganised, switching from alphanumeric catalogue numbers to sequential numbers.
Related records [BSA SPHS 01/4363.8982], Thebes: View of town 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
Reference 1909 JHS 29: 5th accession to 1904 slide catalogue. lxxx.SPHS 1117. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 31.SPHS 1117. Link to article