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About the SPHS BSA 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.

Epidauros: Theatre Seats from Below [BSA SPHS 01/0335.1590], Epidauros: Theatre Seats from Below, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Epidaurus: Hieron: Theatre: seats from below".

Epidauros: Part of the Ring of the Orchestra [BSA SPHS 01/0336.1591], Epidauros: Part of the Ring of the Orchestra, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Epidaurus: Hieron: Theatre: part of ring of orchestra".

Mystras: Palace Ruins seen from Pantanassa Church [BSA SPHS 01/0338.1593], Mystras: Palace Ruins seen from Pantanassa Church, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mistra: ruins seen from Pantanassa".

Mystras: Church of Pantanassa [BSA SPHS 01/0339.1594], Mystras: Church of Pantanassa, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mistra: Church of Pantanassa".

Langada pass: View [BSA SPHS 01/0340.1595], Langada pass: View, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laconia: views in Langada Pass".

Langada pass: View [BSA SPHS 01/0341.1596], Langada pass: View, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laconia: views in Langada Pass".

Langada pass: View [BSA SPHS 01/0342.1597], Langada pass: View, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laconia: views in Langada Pass".

Bronze fragments from the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 01/0343.1598], Bronze fragments from the Acropolis, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Group of early objects: unidentified".

Athens: Olympieion from the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 01/0344.1601], Athens: Olympieion from the Acropolis, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Olympieion from the Acropolis".

Pergamon: Roman Baths [BSA SPHS 01/0345.1602], Pergamon: Roman Baths, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamon: Roman baths".

Pergamon: Upper Gymnasium [BSA SPHS 01/0346.1603], Pergamon: Upper Gymnasium, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamon: upper gynmasium".

Pergamon: Temple of Athena [BSA SPHS 01/0348.1605], Pergamon: Temple of Athena, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamon: Temple of Athena".

Pergamon: Substructure of Altar from Above [BSA SPHS 01/0349.1606], Pergamon: Substructure of Altar from Above, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamon: Substructure of altar from above".

Pergamon: Upper Seats of Theatre [BSA SPHS 01/0350.1607], Pergamon: Upper Seats of Theatre, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamon: Theatre: upper part".

Pergamon: Lower Gymnasium [BSA SPHS 01/0351.1608], Pergamon: Lower Gymnasium, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamon: lower gynmasium".

Temple of Poseidon at Sounion [BSA SPHS 01/0353.1617], Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

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

Temple of Poseidon at Sounion [BSA SPHS 01/0354.1618], Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

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

Aegina: Distant View of The Temple of Athena Aphaia from the S.E. [BSA SPHS 01/0356.1667], Aegina: Distant View of The Temple of Athena Aphaia from the S.E., Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Egina: The Temple distant view fr. S.E. (W.L. Enlargement No.11)". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Aegina: Interior of The Temple of Athena Aphaia looking N.E. [BSA SPHS 01/0357.1668], Aegina: Interior of The Temple of Athena Aphaia looking N.E., Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Egina: The Temple interior looking N.E.". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Aegina: Near View of The Temple of Athena Aphaia from the S.E. [BSA SPHS 01/0358.1669], Aegina: Near View of The Temple of Athena Aphaia from the S.E., Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Egina: The Temple near view fr. S.E. (W.L. Enlargement No.10)". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Aegina: Interior of The Temple of Athena Aphaia looking W. [BSA SPHS 01/0359.1670], Aegina: Interior of The Temple of Athena Aphaia looking W., Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Egina: The Temple interior looking W.". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Tiryns: General View from W. [BSA SPHS 01/0360.1671], Tiryns: General View from W., 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tiryns: general view from W., near view".

Tiryns: Great Portal on the E. Side [BSA SPHS 01/0361.1672], Tiryns: Great Portal on the E. Side, 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tiryns: Great Portal on E. east. (W.L. Enlargement No.17)".

Tiryns: Sallyport and Ancient Staircase in the W. Wall [BSA SPHS 01/0362.1673], Tiryns: Sallyport and Ancient Staircase in the W. Wall, 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tiryns: Sallyport and Ancient staircase in W. wall (W.L. Enlargement No. 16)".

Tiryns: W. Wall looking N. [BSA SPHS 01/0363.1674], Tiryns: W. Wall looking N., 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tiryns: West Wall looking north".

Tiryns: Anta Base from the Great Propylaea showing Saw Marks [BSA SPHS 01/0364.1676], Tiryns: Anta Base from the Great Propylaea showing Saw Marks, 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tiryns: Anta base from Great Propylaea showing sawcuts".

Mycenae: Interior of the Treasury of Atreus [BSA SPHS 01/0365.1677], Mycenae: Interior of the Treasury of Atreus, 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus, Interior".

Mycenae: General View of Citadel from S. [BSA SPHS 01/0366.1678], Mycenae: General View of Citadel from S., 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: General view of citadel from S. (W.L. Enlargement No. 12)".

Tiryns: Gallery leading down to Well in N. Wall [BSA SPHS 01/0367.1679], Tiryns: Gallery leading down to Well in N. Wall, 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tiryns: Gallery leading down to well in North wall".

Mycenae: "Mrs Schliemann's Treasury" (Tomb of Clytemnestra) showing latest Excavations [BSA SPHS 01/0368.1680], Mycenae: "Mrs Schliemann's Treasury" (Tomb of Clytemnestra) showing latest Excavations, 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: "Mrs. Schliemann's Treasury" showing the latest excavations. (W.L. Enlargement No.13)".

Arcadia, Megalopolis: Theatre from the top of Cavea looking N. [BSA SPHS 01/0369.1682], Arcadia, Megalopolis: Theatre from the top of Cavea looking N., 1891

An image probably of the BSA excavations at Megalopolis 1890-1893. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Megalopolis: Theatre from top of Cavea looking N. (W.L. Enlargement No. 14)".

Arcadia, Megalopolis: Theatre, foundations of (the theatre) Scena looking E. [BSA SPHS 01/0370.1683], Arcadia, Megalopolis: Theatre, foundations of (the theatre) Scena looking E., 1891

An image probably of the BSA excavations at Megalopolis 1890-1893. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Megalopolis: Theatre foundations of scena looking east".

Arcadia, Megalopolis: View of the foundation of the stage of the theatre [BSA SPHS 01/0371.1684], Arcadia, Megalopolis: View of the foundation of the stage of the theatre, 1891

An image probably of the BSA excavations at Megalopolis 1890-1893. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Megalopolis: One view".

Arcadia, Megalopolis: General View from back of (theatre) Scena Buildings [BSA SPHS 01/0372.1685], Arcadia, Megalopolis: General View from back of (theatre) Scena Buildings, 1891

An image probably of the BSA excavations at Megalopolis 1890-1893. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Megalopolis: General view from back of scena buildings (W.L. Enlargement No.15)".

Karytaina: Frankish Bridge from E. [BSA SPHS 01/0373.1686], Karytaina: Frankish Bridge from E., 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Karytaina: Frankish bridge from East".

Karytaina: Frankish Bridge from W. [BSA SPHS 01/0374.1687], Karytaina: Frankish Bridge from W., 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Karytaina: Frankish bridge from West".

Karytaina: View of the Castle from E. [BSA SPHS 01/0375.1688], Karytaina: View of the Castle from E., 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Karytaina: view of the castle from the East".

Karytaina: View of the Castle from E. [BSA SPHS 01/0376.1689], Karytaina: View of the Castle from E., 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Karytaina: view of the castle from the East".

Karytaina: Interior of the Castle [BSA SPHS 01/0377.1690], Karytaina: Interior of the Castle, 1891-1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Karytaina: Interior of the castle".

Troy: The Walls and the Plain [BSA SPHS 01/0380.1693], Troy: The Walls and the Plain, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Troy: the walls & the plain".

Epidauros: Foundations of the Temple of Artemis [BSA SPHS 01/0381.1694], Epidauros: Foundations of the Temple of Artemis, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieron of Epidaurus: foundations, Temple of Artemis".

Epidauros: Distant View of Foundations of the Tholos [BSA SPHS 01/0382.1695], Epidauros: Distant View of Foundations of the Tholos, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieron of Epidaurus: foundations, Tholos, distant view".

Epidauros: Foundations of Temple of Asklepios [BSA SPHS 01/0383.1696], Epidauros: Foundations of Temple of Asklepios, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieron of Epidaurus: foundations, Temple of Asklepios".

Epidauros: Near View of Tholos of Polykleitos [BSA SPHS 01/0384.1697], Epidauros: Near View of Tholos of Polykleitos, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieron of Epidaurus: Tholos of Polykleitos (near view)".

Epidauros: Roman Odeion and Theatre in the Distance [BSA SPHS 01/0385.1698], Epidauros: Roman Odeion and Theatre in the Distance, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieron of Epidaurus: Roman Odeion, theatre in the distance".

Epidauros: Theatre Orchestra and Cavea from the Top [BSA SPHS 01/0386.1699], Epidauros: Theatre Orchestra and Cavea from the Top, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieron of Epidaurus: Orchestra & cavea from the top".