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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.

Thasos, Maries: semantron (sanis) of church [BSA SPHS 01/0913.2543], Thasos, Maries: semantron (sanis) of church, 1907

Part of a series of images from the island of Thasos by John ff. Baker-Penoyre during his visit in 1907 to map areas of archaeological interest, particularly the site of Limena, and to conduct investigations of ancient architecture. The original description of the image in the SPHS register reads: "Thasos: Semantron of church".

Amorgos: Evil eye to protect the tobacco [crop] [BSA SPHS 01/1041.2859], Amorgos: Evil eye to protect the tobacco [crop], 1907

Part of a collection of images from Wace and Dawkins' travels to the Sporades, Dodecanese and the Cyclades between 1906 and 1907, primarily to collect textiles. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Amorgos: evil eye to protect tobacco".

Lesvos, Mitylene: Threshing in the ditch of the upper kastro [BSA SPHS 01/1096.2914], Lesvos, Mitylene: Threshing in the ditch of the upper kastro, 1908

Part of a set of images taken by F.W. Hasluck in 1908 when he visited Aenos, Phocaea, Lemnos and Mytilene to document Frankish monuments. The original description in the SPHS register reads:"Mytilene: ditch of upper castle".

Caesarea Mazaca (modern Kayseri): Flour and wood market [BSA SPHS 01/1171.2986], Caesarea Mazaca (modern Kayseri): Flour and wood market

Part of a collection of images from Hasluck's travels in Mysia and Bithynia between 1906 (with Dawkins) and later in 1909/1910. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Caesarea Mazaca: flour & wood market".

Cheese making in Arcadia [BSA SPHS 01/1285.3271], Cheese making in Arcadia, 1893

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cheese making in Arcadia".

The harbour of Tenos on the eve of the festival of the Annunciation [BSA SPHS 01/1405.3571], The harbour of Tenos on the eve of the festival of the Annunciation

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tenos: Eve of festival of Annunciation. The harbour".

Thasos, Bulgaro: blessing food for festival [BSA SPHS 01/0918.2548], Thasos, Bulgaro: blessing food for festival, 1907

Part of a series of images from the island of Thasos by John ff. Baker-Penoyre during his visit in 1907 to map areas of archaeological interest, particularly the site of Limena, and to conduct investigations of ancient architecture. The original description of the image in the SPHS register reads: "Thasos: Boulgaro, blessing food for festival".

View of Xanthos [BSA SPHS 01/1444.3771], View of Xanthos, 1897

Part of a set of images from Hogarth's travel to Lycia as described in his 1910 book, Accidents of an Antiquary's Life. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Xanthus: view".

Axo (modern Hasaköy): Well and cisterns [BSA SPHS 01/1726.4337], Axo (modern Hasaköy): Well and cisterns, 1911

Part of a collection of images from Halliday's travel to Asia Minior in 1911 with Dawkins. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Axo (Hasakene) - Well & cisterns".

Axo (modern Hasaköy): Wedding procession [BSA SPHS 01/1728.4340], Axo (modern Hasaköy): Wedding procession, 1911

Part of a collection of images from Halliday's travel to Asia Minior in 1911 with Dawkins. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Axo (Hasakene) wedding procession ( folklore XXIII. Pl. 4)".

Axo (modern Hasaköy): Wedding procession [BSA SPHS 01/1729.4341], Axo (modern Hasaköy): Wedding procession, 1911

Part of a collection of images from Halliday's travel to Asia Minior in 1911 with Dawkins. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Axo (Hasakene) wedding procession". The entry has been struck out in the SPHS register, presumably deaccessioned.

Near Agios Laventios: Group of three mummers [BSA SPHS 01/1791.4483], Near Agios Laventios: Group of three mummers, 1910

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Greek mummers: group of three".

Near Agios Laventios: A mummers play [BSA SPHS 01/1792.4484], Near Agios Laventios: A mummers play, 1910

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Greek mummers: a play".

Easter dances at Megara [BSA SPHS 01/1802.4514], Easter dances at Megara, 1889

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Megara: Easter dances".

View in Athens old Market [BSA SPHS 01/1839.4581], View in Athens old Market

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Bazaar, view in".

A Greek woman spinning [BSA SPHS 01/1915.4695], A Greek woman spinning

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

Woman spinning near Sparta [BSA SPHS 01/2001.5174], Woman spinning near Sparta, Latest 1904

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Miscellanea: Woman spinning near Sparta".

Viza: Hanging the dead Kalogeros, from mummery play [BSA SPHS 01/2223.5826], Viza: Hanging the dead Kalogeros, from mummery play, 1906

R.M. Dawkins at Carnival in the town of Viza in Thrace in the spring of 1906. Many of the images from his time there record a particular festival in which a masquerade is performed during the course of several days. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Hanging the dead Kalogeros (J.H.S. xxvi. P.199. fig. 6). Mummery play at Viza".

Viza: Ploughing, from mummery play [BSA SPHS 01/2224.5827], Viza: Ploughing, from mummery play, 1906

R.M. Dawkins at Carnival in the town of Viza in Thrace in the spring of 1906. Many of the images from his time there record a particular festival in which a masquerade is performed during the course of several days. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Ploughing (J.H.S. xxvi. P.201 fig. 8). Mummery play at Viza".

Skyros: Masquerader [BSA SPHS 01/2225.5828], Skyros: Masquerader, 1905

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Masquerader from Scyros (J.H.S. p.202. fig. 9)"

Viza: Scene from mummery play [BSA SPHS 01/2227.5830], Viza: Scene from mummery play, 1906

R.M. Dawkins at Carnival in the town of Viza in Thrace in the spring of 1906. Many of the images from his time there record a particular festival in which a masquerade is performed during the course of several days. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Scene from the Mummery play at Viza".

Praesos: Dance [at a festival] [BSA SPHS 01/2855.7271], Praesos: Dance [at a festival], 1901

Part of a collection of images from the BSA excavations at Praisos, Crete in 1901. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Praesos: dance".

Axo (modern Hasaköy): Preparing to burn pottery in open fire [BSA SPHS 01/3997.8107], Axo (modern Hasaköy): Preparing to burn pottery in open fire, 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Axos: preparing to burn pottery in open fire".

Axo (modern Hasaköy): General view [BSA SPHS 01/3998.8110], Axo (modern Hasaköy): General view, 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Axos: general view".

Axo (modern Hasaköy): Threshing [BSA SPHS 01/3999.8111], Axo (modern Hasaköy): Threshing, 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Axos: threshing".

Fertek (modern Aykent): Boys' school [BSA SPHS 01/4003.8115], Fertek (modern Aykent): Boys' school, 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Fertek: Boy's School".

Fertek (modern Aykent): Girls' school [BSA SPHS 01/4004.8116], Fertek (modern Aykent): Girls' school, 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Fertek: Girl's School".

Well at Malakopi (modern Derinkuyu) [BSA SPHS 01/4006.8118], Well at Malakopi (modern Derinkuyu), 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Malakopi: well".

Well at Malakopi (modern Derinkuyu) [BSA SPHS 01/4007.8119], Well at Malakopi (modern Derinkuyu), 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Malakopi: well".

Misti (modern Konaklı): Group of villagers [BSA SPHS 01/4010.8123], Misti (modern Konaklı): Group of villagers, 1909

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Misti: group of villagers".

Misti (modern Konaklı): General view [BSA SPHS 01/4011.8124], Misti (modern Konaklı): General view, 1909

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Misti: general view".

Possibly Ulukışla: Han (Öküz Mehmet Pasha caravansari) between Ereğli and Niğde [BSA SPHS 01/4012.8125], Possibly Ulukışla: Han (Öküz Mehmet Pasha caravansari) between Ereğli and Niğde, 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Khan between Eregli & Nigde".

Yörük nomad encampment between Niğde & Ereğlı [BSA SPHS 01/4013.8126], Yörük nomad encampment between Niğde & Ereğlı, 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Yuruk: encampment between Eregli & Nigde".

Phloitá (modern Suvermez): Well [BSA SPHS 01/4014.8127], Phloitá (modern Suvermez): Well, 1909-1911

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Phloitá: well".

Avgeniki: Church, closed with ropes of candles to ward off epidemic [BSA SPHS 01/4524.9310], Avgeniki: Church, closed with ropes of candles to ward off epidemic, 1913

Part of a collection of images from Halliday's travels around Crete following the excavations at Kamares Cave in 1913. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Eugenike, Crete, church of, closed with ropes of candles to ward off epidemic".

Scutari (modern Shkodër): Market [BSA SPHS 01/4541.9330], Scutari (modern Shkodër): Market, 1911

The original description in in the SPHS register reads: "Scutari: (Albaniae) market".

Marmara (Island): Pratsos (modern Gündoğdu), blessing of the nets [BSA SPHS 01/4664.9610], Marmara (Island): Pratsos (modern Gündoğdu), blessing of the nets, 1907

Part of a group of images from Hasluck's travels to the Marmara Islands in 1907. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Marmara Islands (Proconnesus Marmara) Prastos, blessing the nets"

Simple beam loom at Tschukuyurt (also known as Tshukuri; modern Çukuryurt) [BSA SPHS 01/4886.4355], Simple beam loom at Tschukuyurt (also known as Tshukuri; modern Çukuryurt), 1911

Part of a collection of images from Halliday's travel to Asia Minior in 1911 with Dawkins. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tshukuri (Tshukur yurt). Simple beam loom".

Viza: Kalogeros, from mummery play [BSA SPHS 01/4893.5821], Viza: Kalogeros, from mummery play, 1906

R.M. Dawkins at Carnival in the town of Viza in Thrace in the spring of 1906. Many of the images from his time there record a particular festival in which a masquerade is performed during the course of several days. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Kalogeros at Viza (Cf. J.H.S. xxvi. P.194 fig.3). Mummery play at Viza".

Viza: Scene from mummery play [BSA SPHS 01/4894.5829], Viza: Scene from mummery play, 1906

R.M. Dawkins at Carnival in the town of Viza in Thrace in the spring of 1906. Many of the images from his time there record a particular festival in which a masquerade is performed during the course of several days. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Scene from the Mummery play at Viza".

Praesos: Dance and Musicians [at a festival] [BSA SPHS 01/4981.7574], Praesos: Dance and Musicians [at a festival], 1901

Part of a collection of images from the BSA excavations at Praisos, Crete in 1901. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Praesos: dance".

Praesos: Dance [at a festival] [BSA SPHS 01/4982.7575], Praesos: Dance [at a festival], 1901

Part of a collection of images from the BSA excavations at Praisos, Crete in 1901. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Praesos: dance".

Praesos: Dance [at a festival] [BSA SPHS 01/4983.7576], Praesos: Dance [at a festival], 1901

Part of a collection of images from the BSA excavations at Praisos, Crete in 1901. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Praesos: dance".

Praesos: Dance [at a festival] [BSA SPHS 01/4984.7577], Praesos: Dance [at a festival], 1901

Part of a collection of images from the BSA excavations at Praisos, Crete in 1901. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Praesos: dance".

Greek children in Silata (modern Özlüce) [BSA SPHS 01/6106.C3519], Greek children in Silata (modern Özlüce), 1910

Part of a collection of images from Dawkins' travel to Cappadocia and Pharasa between 1909 and 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cappadocia, Greek children".