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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.

Ephesus: Exterior of the large theatre[BSA SPHS 01/1208.3123], Ephesus: Exterior of the large theatre, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1208.3123], Ephesus: Exterior of the large theatre, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: exterior of Large Theatre".

Ephesus: Plain[BSA SPHS 01/1210.3125], Ephesus: Plain, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1210.3125], Ephesus: Plain, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Plain of Ephesus".

Ephesus: The Coressian Arch (or Korssos Gate)[BSA SPHS 01/1211.3126], Ephesus: The Coressian Arch (or Korssos Gate), 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1211.3126], Ephesus: The Coressian Arch (or Korssos Gate), 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Coressian Arch".

Ephesus: Officers and sailors of the H.M.S. Caledonia[BSA SPHS 01/1213.3128], Ephesus: Officers and sailors of the H.M.S. Caledonia, 1872 [BSA SPHS 01/1213.3128], Ephesus: Officers and sailors of the H.M.S. Caledonia, 1872

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: officers & sailors of H.M.S. Caledonia". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Ephesus: Ruins of a Turkish mosque[BSA SPHS 01/1214.3129], Ephesus: Ruins of a Turkish mosque, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1214.3129], Ephesus: Ruins of a Turkish mosque, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Ruins of Turkish mosque".

Ephesus: Remains of St. Luke's tomb[BSA SPHS 01/1215.3130], Ephesus: Remains of St. Luke's tomb, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1215.3130], Ephesus: Remains of St. Luke's tomb, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: remains of St. Luke's Tomb".

Ephesus: Corner of fortification, wall and rock-cut road[BSA SPHS 01/1216.3131], Ephesus: Corner of fortification, wall and rock-cut road, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1216.3131], Ephesus: Corner of fortification, wall and rock-cut road, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: corner of fortification. Wall & rock-cut Road".

Ephesus: Officers and sailors of the H.M.S. Caledonia[BSA SPHS 01/1217.3132], Ephesus: Officers and sailors of the H.M.S. Caledonia, 1872 [BSA SPHS 01/1217.3132], Ephesus: Officers and sailors of the H.M.S. Caledonia, 1872

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Officers & sailors of the H.M.S. Caledonia". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Ephesus: Ancient fort, commonly called St. Paul's prison[BSA SPHS 01/1218.3133], Ephesus: Ancient fort, commonly called St. Paul's prison, 1872 [BSA SPHS 01/1218.3133], Ephesus: Ancient fort, commonly called St. Paul's prison, 1872

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Ancient Fort, commonly called St. Paul's prison".

Ephesus: Baptismal font[BSA SPHS 01/1219.3134], Ephesus: Baptismal font, 1872 [BSA SPHS 01/1219.3134], Ephesus: Baptismal font, 1872

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Baptismal Font".

Ephesus: Gymnasium[BSA SPHS 01/1220.3135], Ephesus: Gymnasium, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1220.3135], Ephesus: Gymnasium, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Gymnasium".

Ephesus: Remains of St. Luke's church (tomb of St. Luke)[BSA SPHS 01/1222.3137], Ephesus: Remains of St. Luke's church (tomb of St. Luke), 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1222.3137], Ephesus: Remains of St. Luke's church (tomb of St. Luke), 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: remains of St. Luke's Church".

Ephesus: Proscenium of the large theatre[BSA SPHS 01/1223.3138], Ephesus: Proscenium of the large theatre, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1223.3138], Ephesus: Proscenium of the large theatre, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Proscenium of the large Theatre".

Ephesus: Close view of gymnasium[BSA SPHS 01/1224.3140], Ephesus: Close view of gymnasium, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1224.3140], Ephesus: Close view of gymnasium, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Gymnasium, close view of 3135".

Ayasuluk (modern Selçuk) village[BSA SPHS 01/1225.3141], Ayasuluk (modern Selçuk) village, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1225.3141], Ayasuluk (modern Selçuk) village, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Ayasalouk Village".

Magnesia: Ruins of unexcavated temple[BSA SPHS 01/1226.3142], Magnesia: Ruins of unexcavated temple, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1226.3142], Magnesia: Ruins of unexcavated temple, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Magnesia: ruins of temple (unexcavated)".

Tralles: Gymnasium[BSA SPHS 01/1227.3143], Tralles: Gymnasium, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1227.3143], Tralles: Gymnasium, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tralles: Gymnasium".

Laodicea: Formation of stone with water pipes[BSA SPHS 01/1228.3144], Laodicea: Formation of stone with water pipes, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1228.3144], Laodicea: Formation of stone with water pipes, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laodicea: formation of stone with water pipes".

Laodicea: Ruins of a small church[BSA SPHS 01/1229.3145], Laodicea: Ruins of a small church, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1229.3145], Laodicea: Ruins of a small church, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laodicea: ruins of small church".

Laodicea: Stadium and public buildings[BSA SPHS 01/1230.3146], Laodicea: Stadium and public buildings, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1230.3146], Laodicea: Stadium and public buildings, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laodicea: Stadium and Public Buildings".

Laodicea: Large theatre[BSA SPHS 01/1231.3147], Laodicea: Large theatre, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1231.3147], Laodicea: Large theatre, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laodicea: large theatre".

Laodicea: Odeum[BSA SPHS 01/1232.3148], Laodicea: Odeum, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1232.3148], Laodicea: Odeum, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Laodicea: Odeum".

Hierapolis: Hot Springs waterfalls[BSA SPHS 01/1233.3149], Hierapolis: Hot Springs waterfalls, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1233.3149], Hierapolis: Hot Springs waterfalls, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hierapolis: hot water falls".

Hierapolis: Burying ground (cemetery)[BSA SPHS 01/1234.3150], Hierapolis: Burying ground (cemetery), 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1234.3150], Hierapolis: Burying ground (cemetery), 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieropolis: burying ground". The entry in the SPHS register was struck out with a line, presumably 'deaccessioned' at some point.

Hierapolis: Greek tomb[BSA SPHS 01/1235.3151], Hierapolis: Greek tomb, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1235.3151], Hierapolis: Greek tomb, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieropolis: Greek tomb".

Hierapolis: Outer gate with round towers[BSA SPHS 01/1236.3152], Hierapolis: Outer gate with round towers, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1236.3152], Hierapolis: Outer gate with round towers, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieropolis: outer gate with round towers".

Hierapolis: Ruins of large church[BSA SPHS 01/1237.3153], Hierapolis: Ruins of large church, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1237.3153], Hierapolis: Ruins of large church, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieropolis: ruins of Large Church".

Hierapolis: View from the theatre looking W.[BSA SPHS 01/1238.3154], Hierapolis: View from the theatre looking W., 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1238.3154], Hierapolis: View from the theatre looking W., 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieropolis: from the theatre looking W".

Hierapolis: View from the theatre looking S.W. showing the baths[BSA SPHS 01/1239.3155], Hierapolis: View from the theatre looking S.W. showing the baths, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1239.3155], Hierapolis: View from the theatre looking S.W. showing the baths, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hieropolis: from the theatre looking SW showing the baths".

Philadelphia: Christian church converted to a mosque[BSA SPHS 01/1240.3156], Philadelphia: Christian church converted to a mosque, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1240.3156], Philadelphia: Christian church converted to a mosque, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Philadelphia: Christian Church, made Mosque". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Philadelphia: View from the road looking W.[BSA SPHS 01/1241.3157], Philadelphia: View from the road looking W., 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1241.3157], Philadelphia: View from the road looking W., 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Philadelphia: from the road, looking West". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Sardes: Christian church, stadium and theatre[BSA SPHS 01/1243.3159], Sardes: Christian church, stadium and theatre, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1243.3159], Sardes: Christian church, stadium and theatre, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sardis: Christian Church, Stadium & Theatre".

Sardes: View from the church looking E. showing the plain[BSA SPHS 01/1246.3162], Sardes: View from the church looking E. showing the plain, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1246.3162], Sardes: View from the church looking E. showing the plain, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sardis: from the Church Looking E. showing plain".

Thyatira: View from the windmill hill[BSA SPHS 01/1247.3163], Thyatira: View from the windmill hill, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1247.3163], Thyatira: View from the windmill hill, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Thyatira: from Wind Mill Hill".

Pergamon: Christian church converted to a mosque[BSA SPHS 01/1248.3164], Pergamon: Christian church converted to a mosque, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1248.3164], Pergamon: Christian church converted to a mosque, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamos: Christian Church, made Mosque".

Pergamon: Roman basilica[BSA SPHS 01/1249.3165], Pergamon: Roman basilica, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1249.3165], Pergamon: Roman basilica, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamos: Roman Basilica". The entry in the SPHS register was struck out with a line, presumably 'deaccessioned' at some point.

Pergamon: West gate[BSA SPHS 01/1250.3166], Pergamon: West gate, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1250.3166], Pergamon: West gate, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamos: west gate".

Pergamon: View from the west gate[BSA SPHS 01/1251.3167], Pergamon: View from the west gate, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1251.3167], Pergamon: View from the west gate, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Pergamos: from west gate". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Ayasuluk (modern Selçuk): Group of native men[BSA SPHS 01/1255.3171], Ayasuluk (modern Selçuk): Group of native men, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1255.3171], Ayasuluk (modern Selçuk): Group of native men, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: group of native men". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Ayasuluk (modern Selçuk): Group of native women[BSA SPHS 01/1256.3172], Ayasuluk (modern Selçuk): Group of native women, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1256.3172], Ayasuluk (modern Selçuk): Group of native women, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: group of native women". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Ephesus: Excavations of the Temple of Diana (Artemis) from the Ayasoluk Fortress[BSA SPHS 01/1200.3115], Ephesus: Excavations of the Temple of Diana (Artemis) from the Ayasoluk Fortress, 1872-1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1200.3115], Ephesus: Excavations of the Temple of Diana (Artemis) from the Ayasoluk Fortress, 1872-1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: Excavations of temple of Diana, form Castle Hill".

Ephesus: From the site of the Temple of Diana (Artemis), before excavation[BSA SPHS 01/1221.3136], Ephesus: From the site of the Temple of Diana (Artemis), before excavation, 1872 [BSA SPHS 01/1221.3136], Ephesus: From the site of the Temple of Diana (Artemis), before excavation, 1872

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Ephesus: from site of T. of Diana, before being excavated (see No. 3113)".

Mt. Ida (Crete)[BSA SPHS 01/2110.5582], Mt. Ida (Crete), 1901-1904 [BSA SPHS 01/2110.5582], Mt. Ida (Crete), 1901-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cretan Ida".

Philadelphia: View from the top of the hill[BSA SPHS 01/1242.3158], Philadelphia: View from the top of the hill, 1873 [BSA SPHS 01/1242.3158], Philadelphia: View from the top of the hill, 1873

Part of a collection of images photographed by Corporal Trotman around the area of Ephesus and the Seven Cities of Asia Minor, taken between 1871-1873. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Philadelphia: from the top of the hill".

Mt. Ida (Crete)[BSA SPHS 01/2111.5583], Mt. Ida (Crete), 1901-1904 [BSA SPHS 01/2111.5583], Mt. Ida (Crete), 1901-1904

Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mountain range continued from previous photograph [5582 - Mt. Ida, Crete]".

Mount Athos: View of Kelli of St. Nicholas Burazeri[BSA SPHS 01/4191.8564], Mount Athos: View of Kelli of St. Nicholas Burazeri, 1911 [BSA SPHS 01/4191.8564], Mount Athos: View of Kelli of St. Nicholas Burazeri, 1911

Part of a series of images taken by F.W. Hasluck during the course of his visit to Mount Athos in 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athos: Kelli, near Karyes".

Melos, Tramythia: Polygonal town wall at gate[BSA SPHS 01/1625.4094], Melos, Tramythia: Polygonal town wall at gate, 1896 [BSA SPHS 01/1625.4094], Melos, Tramythia: Polygonal town wall at gate, 1896

Part of a group of images from explorations and excavations on the island of Melos conducted by the British School at Athens from 1896 to 1899. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Melos: Town wall polygonal at gate".

Melos, Kepos: Baptistery of church[BSA SPHS 01/1590.4063], Melos, Kepos: Baptistery of church, 1896 [BSA SPHS 01/1590.4063], Melos, Kepos: Baptistery of church, 1896

Part of a group of images from explorations and excavations on the island of Melos conducted by the British School at Athens from 1896 to 1899. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Melos: Kepos church, Baptistery".

Melos, Phylakopi: General View from N.[BSA SPHS 01/1596.4068], Melos, Phylakopi: General View from N., 1896-1899 [BSA SPHS 01/1596.4068], Melos, Phylakopi: General View from N., 1896-1899

Part of a group of images from explorations and excavations on the island of Melos conducted by the British School at Athens from 1896 to 1899. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Melos: Phylakopi, general view from N.".