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Photographer Frédéric Boissonnas came from a family of artists in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1887, Boissonnas became a member of the Geneva Photographic Society (la Société Genevoise de photographie). He traveled to Greece many times and was hired in the 1910s by the Greek government to create an album entitled "The Image of Greece."
The collection is an open collection of photographs by Boissonnas. Included are 6 photographs (5 x 7 in.) of monasteries and other sites in Mount Athos, Greece, each stamped in relief "Boissonas, Geneve" ( ca. 1920); a large format (16 x 22 in.) photograph (ca. 1900) of the Erechtheun in Athens, signed by Boissonnas; and another large format photograph (ca. 1900) of the entrance to the stadium in Olympia, signed by Boissonnas in pen.
Purchase from Petros Vergos in 2008-2010: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM2008-80, 2010-115).
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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
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Consists of a silver print (57.3 x 41.5 cm) depicting the monastery of Hagios Geōrgios in Pheneos in Corinth, Greece. Image is signed by the photographer in ink; title and number in pencil, as well as stamp in ink on the reverse reads: "Collection de photographies artistiques de Grèce Fred. Boissonnas et Cie Genève Représentant général Librairie Eleftheroudakis Athènes Grèce."Physical Description
Conists of a silver print mounted on thin cardboard; penciled title on the reverse. Photograph signed in ink on the image.Physical Description
Consists of a silver print (41.2 x 58.1 cm.); photographer's signature on the lower right corner of the image: "Fred Boissonnas." On the verso, handwritten title in pensil: "Mistra, vue generale."Physical Description
Consists of one photograph (13 x 18 cm) of a Turkish cemetery. Image is printed from glass plate. Title on the upper part of the image in French reads, "Panoramique vu des cimetieres turcs, Juillet 1919. No. 2361"; photographer's studio stamp on the reverse.Physical Description