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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.

Greek children in Silata (modern Özlüce) [BSA SPHS 01/6107.C3520], 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 at Silata".

Tskukuri (modern Çukuryurt): Greek Christian village [BSA SPHS 01/6135.C3548], Tskukuri (modern Çukuryurt): Greek Christian village, 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: "Asia Minor, [SIC Tchoukouryourt] Tskukuri, Greek Christian village".

Viza: Mummery play [BSA SPHS 01/6175.C3588], Viza: 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: "Viza the mummery play".

Viza: Mummery play [BSA SPHS 01/6176.C3589], Viza: 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: "Viza the mummery play".

Viza: Mummery play [BSA SPHS 01/6177.C3590], Viza: 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: "Viza the mummery play".

Viza: Mummery play [BSA SPHS 01/6178.C3591], Viza: 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: "Viza the mummery play".

Viza: Greek village of St. George [BSA SPHS 01/6179.C3592], Viza: Greek village of St. George, 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: "Viza village of St George Greeks".

Viza: Greek village of St. George [BSA SPHS 01/6180.C3593], Viza: Greek village of St. George, 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: "Viza village of St George Greeks".

Viza: Greek village of St. George [BSA SPHS 01/6181.C3594], Viza: Greek village of St. George, 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: "Viza village of St George".

Pharasa (modern Çamlıca): Greek children [BSA SPHS 01/6184.C3597], Pharasa (modern Çamlıca): Greek children, 1910-1911

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: "Pharasa Greek children".

Cretan travelling potter at work [BSA SPHS 01/6239.C4128], Cretan travelling potter at work

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cretan travelling potter at work".

Storage jars, both ancient and modern [BSA SPHS 01/6240.C4129], Storage jars, both ancient and modern

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Store jars-ancient and modern".

Modern pot 'thowers' at work [BSA SPHS 01/6241.C4130], Modern pot 'thowers' at work

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Potters-modern "throwers" at work".

Chalcis: Modern pot market [BSA SPHS 01/6243.C4132], Chalcis: Modern pot market

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Chalkis-the modern pot market".

Sardis: Wrestling match at the E. end of the Temple of Artemis in June 1914 [BSA SPHS 01/6250.C4175], Sardis: Wrestling match at the E. end of the Temple of Artemis in June 1914, 1914

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sardis; wrestling match at the Eastern end of the temple, June 1914".

Group at the Sart station (near Sardis) in 1913 [BSA SPHS 01/6269.C4194], Group at the Sart station (near Sardis) in 1913, 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sardis; Group at Sart station, 1913".

Group at the Sart station (near Sardis) in 1913 [BSA SPHS 01/6270.C4195], Group at the Sart station (near Sardis) in 1913, 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sardis; Group at Sart station, 1913".

Malkajck [modern] Bulgurca: Threshing on the van Lennep chiftlik [BSA SPHS 01/6289.C4332], Malkajck [modern] Bulgurca: Threshing on the van Lennep chiftlik, 1910

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Asia Minor, Malkajck (near Smyrna); threshing on the van Lennep chiftlik, 1910".

Crete, Palaikastro: Scene from a festival of wrestling on the beach [BSA SPHS 01/6292.C4458], Crete, Palaikastro: Scene from a festival of wrestling on the beach

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Palaikastro, Crete in the 1902-1906. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Palaikastro: a festival. Wrestling on the beach".

Crete, Palaikastro: Scene from a festival of a poet improvising [BSA SPHS 01/6293.C4459], Crete, Palaikastro: Scene from a festival of a poet improvising

Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Palaikastro, Crete in the 1902-1906. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Palaikastro: a festival. The poet improvising".

Praesos: A festival [BSA SPHS 01/6294.C4460], Praesos: 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: a festival".

Festival at Tenos [BSA SPHS 01/6446.C5922], Festival at Tenos

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Festival". Pencilled in: "Tenos?"

Wearing the fustanella [BSA SPHS 01/6449.C5925], Wearing the fustanella

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

A priest [BSA SPHS 01/6450.C5926], A priest

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

'Klepht' [BSA SPHS 01/6451.C5927], 'Klepht'

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

Chios: Village festival at Pyrgi [BSA SPHS 01/6476.C6147], Chios: Village festival at Pyrgi

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Chios, village festival".

Chios: Village festival at Pyrgi [BSA SPHS 01/6477.C6148], Chios: Village festival at Pyrgi

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Chios, village festival".

A group of Yörüks [nomads] and camels at Hierapolis S. gate [BSA SPHS 01/7717.C2980], A group of Yörüks [nomads] and camels at Hierapolis S. gate

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hierapolis, S gate, Yuruks & camel in foreground to E".

Corfu, Pelekas: Women [BSA SPHS 01/7743.C3226], Corfu, Pelekas: Women

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Corfu, women of Pelleka".

Saraktsani (?) shepherds at Statos [BSA SPHS 01/7752.C3235], Saraktsani (?) shepherds at Statos

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Stratos, peasants".

Saraktsani straw huts near Missolonghi [BSA SPHS 01/7753.C3236], Saraktsani straw huts near Missolonghi

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Misolonghi, shepherds huts".

Nauplio Town and Fortress (Palamidi) [BSA SPHS 03/0056.0435], Nauplio Town and Fortress (Palamidi), Latest 1898

The original description in the SPHS Register reads: "Nauplia: town and fortress".

Greek Royal Guards in fustanella, dancing in Athens [BSA SPHS 01/7762.C3245], Greek Royal Guards in fustanella, dancing in Athens

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens, soldiers dancing (royal guard)".

Greek Peasants near Delphi spinning [BSA SPHS 03/0128.1075], Greek Peasants near Delphi spinning

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Greek peasants near Delphi".

Stork's Nest on the Trojan Plain [BSA SPHS 03/0225.1447], Stork's Nest on the Trojan Plain

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Trojan Plain: stork's nest on".

Melos, Phylakopi: Threshing [BSA SPHS 03/0693.2280], Melos, Phylakopi: Threshing, 1911

Part of a group of images from the continuation of excavations in 1910-1911 at Phylakopi on the island of Melos previously conducted by the British School at Athens from 1896-1899. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Melos: Phylakopi. Threshing"

Typical Attic Kafeneion [BSA SPHS 03/1338.3408], Typical Attic Kafeneion

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Typical Attic καφενειον".

The harbour of Tenos on the eve of the festival of the Annunciation [BSA SPHS 03/1404.3571], 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".

Simple beam loom at Tschukuyurt (also known as Tshukuri; modern Çukuryurt) [BSA SPHS 03/1743.4355], 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".

Pharasa (modern Çamlıca): R.M.Dawkins collecting folk tales [BSA SPHS 03/1753.4366], Pharasa (modern Çamlıca): R.M.Dawkins collecting folk tales, 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: "Pharasa: R. M. D. collecting folk tales".

Thessaloniki: Street Scene [BSA SPHS 03/1765.4426], Thessaloniki: Street Scene

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Salonika: street scene".

Vostitza (modern Aiyion): Currant factory [BSA SPHS 03/2164.5701], Vostitza (modern Aiyion): Currant factory, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Peloponnesus: Vostitza, currant factory".

Cyprus, Kouklia: Threshing Floor [BSA SPHS 03/2171.5733], Cyprus, Kouklia: Threshing Floor

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cyprus: threshing floor. Kuklia".

Viza: Kalogeros, from mummery play [BSA SPHS 03/2222.5821], 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 03/2226.5829], 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".

Near Agios Laventios: Group of three mummers [BSA SPHS 03/3637.4483], Near Agios Laventios: Group of three mummers, 1910

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