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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.

Bodrum Castle and harbour [BSA SPHS 01/1497.3921], Bodrum Castle and harbour, Latest 1905

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Budrum castle & harbour".

Pergamon: Theatre [BSA SPHS 01/1499.3923], Pergamon: Theatre, Latest 1913

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

Assos Agora [BSA SPHS 01/1500.3924], Assos Agora, 1905

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Assos: Agora".

Chaeronea: The lion re-erected [BSA SPHS 01/1501.3925], Chaeronea: The lion re-erected, 1902-1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Chacroneia: the lion as re-erected".

Syracuse: Entrance to Euryalus Castle [BSA SPHS 01/1529.3952], Syracuse: Entrance to Euryalus Castle, Latest 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Euryalus: entrance. (Syracuse)".

Athens: Stage of the Theatre of Dionysus [BSA SPHS 01/1800.4511], Athens: Stage of the Theatre of Dionysus

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Dionysiae Theatre. Stage of Phaeobus".

Athens: Street of the tombs (Kerameikos) [BSA SPHS 01/2155.5664], Athens: Street of the tombs (Kerameikos), Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: street of tombs".

Syracuse cathedral, formerly the Temple of Artemis [BSA SPHS 01/2267.5975], Syracuse cathedral, formerly the Temple of Artemis, Latest 1904

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Syracuse cathedral: formerly temple of Artemis".

Hamamkaya Phrygian tomb [BSA SPHS 01/3726.C0908], Hamamkaya Phrygian tomb, Latest 1923

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hamam Kaja Phrygian tomb".

Agrigentum: Interior of the Temple of Concord [BSA SPHS 01/3735.C0917], Agrigentum: Interior of the Temple of Concord, 1920-1930

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Agrigentum, temple of Concord, interior".

Agrigentum: Tomb of Terone [BSA SPHS 01/3736.C0918], Agrigentum: Tomb of Terone

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Agrigentum, temple-like tomb on high podium".

Phrygian monument at Aslankaya [BSA SPHS 01/3796.6398], Phrygian monument at Aslankaya, Latest 1911

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Arslan Kaya: Phrygian monument at".

Phrygian Bakshish Tomb [BSA SPHS 01/3797.6399], Phrygian Bakshish Tomb, Latest 1911

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Bakshish: Phyrgian monument at".

Justinian Bridge over the Sangarius River [BSA SPHS 01/4065.8237], Justinian Bridge over the Sangarius River, Latest 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Bridge of Justinian: near Ada Bazaar Sanjarius river".

Lions in the court of Kalkhane (Inn) near Konya [BSA SPHS 01/4066.8238], Lions in the court of Kalkhane (Inn) near Konya, Latest 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Lions in court of Kalkhane, Konia".

Nasreddin Hodja tomb in Akşehir [BSA SPHS 01/6047.C3314], Nasreddin Hodja tomb in Akşehir, Latest 1925

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Asia Minor Akchehir Tomb of Nostradin Koutsas".

Temple of Augustus and Rome in Ankara, exterior wall [BSA SPHS 01/6048.C3315], Temple of Augustus and Rome in Ankara, exterior wall, Latest 1925

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Asia Minor Angora Temple of Augustus exterior wall".

Tekke of Mevlâna Dervishes [BSA SPHS 01/6053.C3320], Tekke of Mevlâna Dervishes, Latest 1925

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Konia Tekki of Mevlevi dervishes".

Lions in the court of Kalkhane (Inn) near Konya [BSA SPHS 02/1/3703.8238], Lions in the court of Kalkhane (Inn) near Konya, Latest 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Lions in court of Kalkhane, Konia".

Phrygian monument at Aslankaya [BSA SPHS 03/2393.6398], Phrygian monument at Aslankaya, Latest 1911

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Arslan Kaya: Phrygian monument at".

Phrygian Bakshish Tomb [BSA SPHS 03/2394.6399], Phrygian Bakshish Tomb, Latest 1911

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Bakshish: Phyrgian monument at".

Modern wind syphon from Naxos [BSA SPHS 01/4455.9134], Modern wind syphon from Naxos

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Naxian wind syphon. modern".

Naxos town from the sea [BSA SPHS 01/1272.3254], Naxos town from the sea, Latest 1902

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Naxos: from sea".