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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: 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".

Delos: Sacred Lake[BSA SPHS 01/2084.5538], Delos: Sacred Lake, 1903-1904 [BSA SPHS 01/2084.5538], Delos: Sacred Lake, 1903-1904

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: "Delos: Sacred lake".

Pylos: View from Sphacteria[BSA SPHS 01/2264.5969], Pylos: View from Sphacteria, 1903-1904 [BSA SPHS 01/2264.5969], Pylos: View from Sphacteria, 1903-1904

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: "Pylos from Sphacteria".

Knidos: General view from the mainland showing two harbours[BSA SPHS 01/2304.6167], Knidos: General view from the mainland showing two harbours, 1906 [BSA SPHS 01/2304.6167], Knidos: General view from the mainland showing two harbours, 1906

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: "Cnidos: general view from the mainland showing 2 harbours"

Mitylene (theatre): Town view from the theatre[BSA SPHS 01/2296.6151], Mitylene (theatre): Town view from the theatre, 1906 [BSA SPHS 01/2296.6151], Mitylene (theatre): Town view from the theatre, 1906

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: "Mytiline: from theatre".

Mount Athos: Hosiou Gregoriou Monastery from the sea[BSA SPHS 01/4188.8561], Mount Athos: Hosiou Gregoriou Monastery from the sea, 1911 [BSA SPHS 01/4188.8561], Mount Athos: Hosiou Gregoriou Monastery from the sea, 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: Gregoriou: from sea".

Mount Athos: General view of Dionysíou Monastery from the S.[BSA SPHS 01/4579.9418], Mount Athos: General view of Dionysíou Monastery from the S., 1911 [BSA SPHS 01/4579.9418], Mount Athos: General view of Dionysíou Monastery from the S., 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: Dionysíou: general view from S. ".

Mount Athos: General view of Nea Skete[BSA SPHS 01/4585.9424], Mount Athos: General view of Nea Skete, 1911 [BSA SPHS 01/4585.9424], Mount Athos: General view of Nea Skete, 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: Nea Skiti".

Mycenae: Lion gate[BSA SPHS 01/5910.C1704], Mycenae: Lion gate, Latest 1921 [BSA SPHS 01/5910.C1704], Mycenae: Lion gate, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: 17. Argolis, Mycenae Lion gate".

Mycenae: Lion gate[BSA SPHS 01/5911.C1705], Mycenae: Lion gate, Latest 1921 [BSA SPHS 01/5911.C1705], Mycenae: Lion gate, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: 18. Argolis, Mycenae Lion gate".

Mount Athos: Pyrgos Vasiliou ("Basil's Tower") near Hilandar Monastery[BSA SPHS 01/4729.9675], Mount Athos: Pyrgos Vasiliou ("Basil's Tower") near Hilandar Monastery, 1911 [BSA SPHS 01/4729.9675], Mount Athos: Pyrgos Vasiliou ("Basil's Tower") near Hilandar Monastery, 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: Chiliandari, tower near".

Mount Athos: The 18th century clock-tower of the Xeropotamou Monastery[BSA SPHS 01/4199.8572], Mount Athos: The 18th century clock-tower of the Xeropotamou Monastery, 1911 [BSA SPHS 01/4199.8572], Mount Athos: The 18th century clock-tower of the Xeropotamou Monastery, 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: 1911. Xeropotámu, clock tower. Late 18th cent.".

Sphakteria: View looking N. showing the cliffs scaled by Messenians[BSA SPHS 01/0256.1481], Sphakteria: View looking N. showing the cliffs scaled by Messenians, 1903-1904 [BSA SPHS 01/0256.1481], Sphakteria: View looking N. showing the cliffs scaled by Messenians, 1903-1904

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 negative register reads: "Sphakteria: view looking N., cliffs scaled by Messenians".

Sphakteria: View looking North showing the Cliffs scaled by Messenians[BSA SPHS 03/0255.1481], Sphakteria: View looking North showing the Cliffs scaled by Messenians, 1903-1904 [BSA SPHS 03/0255.1481], Sphakteria: View looking North showing the Cliffs scaled by Messenians, 1903-1904

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 negative register reads: "Sphakteria: view looking N., cliffs scaled by Messenians".

Messene: Arcadian Gate[BSA SPHS 01/0265.1489], Messene: Arcadian Gate, 1903-1904 [BSA SPHS 01/0265.1489], Messene: Arcadian Gate, 1903-1904

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 negative register reads: "Messene: Arcadian gate".

Messene: Arcadian Gate[BSA SPHS 03/0264.1489], Messene: Arcadian Gate, 1903-1904 [BSA SPHS 03/0264.1489], Messene: Arcadian Gate, 1903-1904

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 negative register reads: "Messene: Arcadian gate".

Mount Athos: The ravine facade of Agiou Pavlou Monastery[BSA SPHS 01/4746.9692], Mount Athos: The ravine facade of Agiou Pavlou Monastery, 1911 [BSA SPHS 01/4746.9692], Mount Athos: The ravine facade of Agiou Pavlou Monastery, 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: H. Paulou, facade of ravine".

Mount Athos: Seaward front (S.W.) of the Xeropotamou Monastery[BSA SPHS 01/4200.8573], Mount Athos: Seaward front (S.W.) of the Xeropotamou Monastery, 1911 [BSA SPHS 01/4200.8573], Mount Athos: Seaward front (S.W.) of the Xeropotamou Monastery, 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: 1911. Xeropotámu, seaward front, 18th-19th cent.".

Mycenae: Postern [gate] from inside[BSA SPHS 01/5917.C1711], Mycenae: Postern [gate] from inside, Latest 1921 [BSA SPHS 01/5917.C1711], Mycenae: Postern [gate] from inside, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: 309. Argolis, Mycenae postern from inside".

Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus[BSA SPHS 01/5924.C1718], Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus, Latest 1921 [BSA SPHS 01/5924.C1718], Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: 84. Argolis, Mycenae Treasury of Atreus".

Corinth Canal: Near Isthmia[BSA SPHS 01/1398.3557], Corinth Canal: Near Isthmia, 1901 [BSA SPHS 01/1398.3557], Corinth Canal: Near Isthmia, 1901

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: "Corinthian canal near Isthmia".

Corinthian Canal: Near Isthmia[BSA SPHS 03/3627.3557], Corinthian Canal: Near Isthmia, 1901 [BSA SPHS 03/3627.3557], Corinthian Canal: Near Isthmia, 1901

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: "Corinthian canal near Isthmia".

Corinth Canal: Further in the canal[BSA SPHS 01/1399.3558], Corinth Canal: Further in the canal, 1901 [BSA SPHS 01/1399.3558], Corinth Canal: Further in the canal, 1901

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: "Corinthian canal further in canal".

Corinthian Canal: Further in the canal[BSA SPHS 03/1400.3558], Corinthian Canal: Further in the canal, 1901 [BSA SPHS 03/1400.3558], Corinthian Canal: Further in the canal, 1901

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: "Corinthian canal further in canal".

Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus[BSA SPHS 01/5925.C1719], Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus, Latest 1921 [BSA SPHS 01/5925.C1719], Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus, Latest 1921

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mr. Atchley's numbering: 87. Argolis, Mycenae Treasury of Atreus".

Piraeus: Munychia harbour[BSA SPHS 01/3765.5928], Piraeus: Munychia harbour, 1901-1904 [BSA SPHS 01/3765.5928], Piraeus: Munychia harbour, 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: "Athens: Piraeus, Munychia harbour".

Piraeus: Munychia harbour[BSA SPHS 03/2256.5928], Piraeus: Munychia harbour, 1901-1904 [BSA SPHS 03/2256.5928], Piraeus: Munychia harbour, 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: "Athens: Piraeus, Munychia harbour".

Piraeus: Galley ships[BSA SPHS 01/3766.5929], Piraeus: Galley ships, 1901-1904 [BSA SPHS 01/3766.5929], Piraeus: Galley ships, 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: "Athens: Piraeus. Galley ships".