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George Seferis Photographs of Cyprus


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Seferis, George, 1900-1971.

George Seferis was a Greek poet and the 1963 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The collection consists of 138 photographs of Cyprus taken by Seferis. There are 122 (5" x 7") photographs, 1953-1955, of Byzantine and medieval monuments and artworks, and various other buildings, scenes, and people of Cyprus. This group of photographs is entitled, "Cyprus, Memory and Love, Through the Lens of Seferis." A selection of these photographs were published in Kypros: Mneme kai Agape, me to Phako tou Giorgou Sephere (1990). Also present are 19 (9" x 12") prints, 1954-1971, of various scenes in Cyprus, portraits of Seferis, and of the Nobel Prize award ceremony.

Publication by Seferis: Kypros: Mnēmē kai Agapē, me to Phako tou Giōrgou Sepherē (Leukosia: Politistiko Kentro Laikes Trapezas, 1990)

Gift of Hellenic Studies Program. AM1995-62.

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Cyprus: Memory and Love through the Lens of George Seferis, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

List of photographs (in Greek), 1953-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cyprus, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1963-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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