Untitled Album [Lakonia, Magnesia-Thessaly, Sporades and Pergamon], 1905
Scope and Contents
Album of photographs of archaeological sites, landscape and architectural features, each photograph titled in pencil on the cardboard mount by AJBW. Includes images from Lakonia (Arkasades, Xerokambi, Geraki, Mari, Molai, Epidaurus Limera, Monemvasia, Dhaskalio, Zarax), Thessaly (the Magnesian peninsula including Demetrias/Iolkos, Pagasae, Dimini, Olizon), islands in the Sporades archipelago (Skopelos, Skiathos), Arkadia (Leonidi) and Pergamon in Asia Minor (western Turkey).
93 photographic prints (includes 3 loose at the back of the album and 1 duplicate image of Pergamon). 10 empty apertures - most tiled by AJBW, these prints were all missing upon accession.
Biographical / Historical
The geographical itinerary set out photographically in this album is described in the 'Annual Meeting of Subscribers'. (1905). The Annual of the British School at Athens, 11, 309-319, 315: "Mr. A. J. B. Wace, Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, arrived in Athens early in March, after completing the session in Rome as a student of the Roman School. In connexion with the Laconian Survey, he worked at the Museum in Sparta, travelled in east-central Laconia, and excavated with Mr. Hasluck at Geronthrae and Angelona. A tour of exploration in the neighbourhood of Volo included Demetrias, Dimini, and other sites, and the little-known islands of Skiathos and Skopelos. In the course of this journey he discovered the ruins of a hitherto unknown Doric temple at Cape Sefias. Mr. Wace's season concluded with a journey to Delos and Pergamon, for the study of Hellenistic house decoration, and to Constantinople, whence he returned by Athens to England."
1 album(s) : photographs
Hard back photograph album, half-bound with green watered fabric, black leather spine and corners with decorative gold embossing. Gilt edges on the text block.
Each leaf is composed of a cardboard backboard overlaid with a thinner card mount on recto and verso, tacked down on the short edges, allowing photographs to be eased out from the long edge. Displays four photographs to an opening (2 to a page, each mount aperture sized W. 4 ¼ x 2 ½ inch).
Good condition, some slight foxing and cockling to the leaves thorughout. Top and tail of the spine is bumped and fragile with some loss to the leather.
The photographic prints are all monochrome, gelatin silver, quarter plate contact prints, with some fading to the images but otherwise in good condition.
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