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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.

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".

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".

Argive Heraion: Older temple terrace[BSA SPHS 01/3926.7618], Argive Heraion: Older temple terrace, 1906-1909 [BSA SPHS 01/3926.7618], Argive Heraion: Older temple terrace, 1906-1909

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: "Argos: Heraeum, older temple terrace".

Argive Heraion: Later temple[BSA SPHS 01/3928.7621], Argive Heraion: Later temple, 1906-1909 [BSA SPHS 01/3928.7621], Argive Heraion: Later temple, 1906-1909

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: "Argive Heraeum. Later temple".

Argive Heraion: Plan and section of Heraion Tomb[BSA SPHS 01/3445.C0688], Argive Heraion: Plan and section of Heraion Tomb, 1920-1923 [BSA SPHS 01/3445.C0688], Argive Heraion: Plan and section of Heraion Tomb, 1920-1923

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Heraion tomb, plans & sections".

Argive Heraion: Plan and section of Heraion Tomb[BSA SPHS 02/1/3446.C0688], Argive Heraion: Plan and section of Heraion Tomb, 1920-1923 [BSA SPHS 02/1/3446.C0688], Argive Heraion: Plan and section of Heraion Tomb, 1920-1923

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Heraion tomb, plans & sections".

Argive Heraion Tomb[BSA SPHS 01/3564.C0776], Argive Heraion Tomb, 1923 [BSA SPHS 01/3564.C0776], Argive Heraion Tomb, 1923

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Argive Heraeum tomb". Recorded in the register as from the 1923 season.

Argive HeraionTomb[BSA SPHS 02/1/3565.C0776], Argive HeraionTomb, 1923 [BSA SPHS 02/1/3565.C0776], Argive HeraionTomb, 1923

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Argive Heraeum tomb". Recorded in the register as from the 1923 season.