Collection of Modern Greek Postcards
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Materials were arranged thematically.
Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. (AM 2022-101)
This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in July 2022. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in July 2022.
No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.
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- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
Consists of seven black-and-white postcards of E.O.N. depicting portraits of a "Daphnodromo of March 25th" 1940, a "skapanissa", "skapaneis to salute the flag", "a drummer and a trumpeter of E.O.N.", "working phalagitissai in the camp of Iōannēs Metaxas" and a parade of the youth of E.O.N. There is also a portrait postcard of Iōannēs Metaxas.Physical Description
Consists of six black-and-white postcards of group portraits of Comitadjis, Greek-Macedonians in Macedonia, Macedonian brigards, the chieftain Apostolēs with his fans, and the captain Gioutas with his soldiers. There is also a postcard that depicts a group of old brigards on Balkan mountains during the campaign in 1915-1917. Postcards bear titles either in Greek or French or in both languages on the print. One image is dated (2/2/1903) and signed on the recto and on the reverse bears the name of the recipient. Two other postcards also are signed in French.Physical Description
Consists of (6) black-and-white postcards titled "Souvenir d'Orient" and the name of the drawing ficture depicted. Postcards printed by Levy Fils.Physical Description
Consists of (1) color satyrical postcard by Mario Perilla, imprint E. Le Delay (E.L.D.). Printed title on the print reads: "Ben! Quoi mon vieux, qu est ce que t'as à rigoler?? Ce sont les échelles du Levant!"Physical Description
Consists of (9) color postcards depicting everyday life scenes in Thessalonikē during World War I painted by J. Thil and Mario Perilla and printed by the publishing company of E. Le Deley in Paris.Physical Description
Consists of (3) color postcardsdepicting pllaces in Smyrna before the destruction. All three postcards are signed and dated. They were published by Zachariou & Koury and S. Sarantopoulos.Physical Description
Consists of (4) black-and-white postcards depicting the city of Soudas, Chania, and the fortress of Ērakleio in Crete (Greece) edited by R. Behaeddin, N. Douras, and N. Alkiotēs. One of the postcards is signed with a handwritten note dated May 1910-July 1912.Physical Description
Consists of two black-and-white postcards depicting the palace of Prince George in Rethymno (Crete) and the Church of Prince in Chalepa in Chania (Crete).Physical Description
Consists of (1) black and-white postcard depicting the theatric play "Hiketides" during a Delphic Festival in Delphi (Greece).Physical Description
Consists of (23) color satirical political postcards depicting the 1940 Italian invasion of Greece when Mussolini was relentlessly targeted by satirists. All postcards bear texts both in Greek and in English. They illustarte mostly Benito Mussolini and how he was treated by the Greek soldiers during World War II. Two postcards have a handwritten letter on the reverse dated 1941 and two have a postage stamp dated 1961.Physical Description