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Collection of Lantern Slides of Antiquities of Athens, Greece


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

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Overview and metadata sections

This collection comprises twenty seven lantern slides (10 x 8.5 cm. each), nineteen hand-coloured and four black-and-white. They depict antiquities, architecture, local costumes, and everyday life in Athens, Greece at the beginning of the 20th century. All bearing printed captions and numbering. Eleven with "Underwood & Underwood" or "Keystone View Company" copyright, the rest with "Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery" label.

Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. (AM 2024-004)

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This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in July 2023. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in July 2023.

No materials were removed from the collection during 202X processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Kalliopi Balatsouka
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Antiquities of Athens, circa 1901-1910. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Consists of twenty-seven lantern slides depicting various antiquities of Athens, including the Acropolis and its monuments, such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Temple of Athena Nike, statues, such as part of the frieze by Phidias on the west wall of the Parthenon, the pediment with the Victory of Athens, and the statue of Athena Parthenos; the Tower of the Winds; Columns of Olympian Zeus with the Acropolis in the background; the Royal Palace; the Olympieion; the Theater of Bacchus; the prison of Socrates; the gravesite memorial (stele) to two sisters Demetria and Pamphile at the Kerameikos archaeological park (cemetery); and the Pnyx. There are also slides showing scenes of evreyday life, architecture and local costumes: the Old Market Place; bridge across Ilissus to Stadium; a soldier of the King's Guard; and villas of the wealthy.

Physical Description

1 box

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