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Untitled [archaeological sites in the Peloponnese and the Aegean (via S. S. Peneios); Rome and Campagna, Italy; St. Remy de Provence, France], 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/3/8

Scope and Contents

Photographs of archaeological sites, each photograph titled in pencil on the cardboard mount by AJBW. Includes images from Corfu, the Peloponnese and Aegean islands (Greece), western Asia Minor (modern day Turkey), Rome and the Roman Campagna, St. Remy in Provence, France.
85 photographic prints,11 empty apertures with prints missing upon accession.

Dates

  • 1904

Biographical / Historical

The geographical itinerary set out photographically in this album is described in the 'Annual Meeting of Subscribers'. (1904), The Annual of the British School at Athens, 10, 243-251, 245: "Mr. A. J. B. Wace, Scholar of Pembroke College, Cambridge, Craven Student, and Student of the British School in Rome, worked in connexion with the School at Athens, though his residence in Greece was not long enough for him to qualify, technically, as a student of this Session. After acting as Secretary to Professor Ernest Gardner's tour among the Greek islands, he devoted his attention to Lakonian Sculptures, in particular to the preparation of the Catalogue of Sculpture in the Museum at Sparta. His work on Hellenistic Sculpture has been continued in various European Museums".

Extent

1 album(s) : photographs

Custodial History

Former reference 'Wace Archive 016', Cambridge transfer, Box 12 2 photographs of 'Campagna' as identified by Helen Wace, originally in an envelope entitled 'Rome', assigned to 'Wace Archive 43', Cambridge transfer box 13, now added to this album in a separate paper fold, 2022.

Related Materials

Wace negative album 26 (AJBW/3/56), negatives 1 to 35 (the entire negative album) are of the SS. Peneios cruise (items 31 to 65 in this catalogue), with crisp negative images existing for the prints that are missing in this album.
For the series of images from Lakonia, see for context 'Sparta Groundwork: SPHS Images of Early BSA Explorations in Laconia', https://www.bsa.ac.uk/2022/02/23/sparta-groundwork-sphs-images-of-early-bsa-explorations-in-laconia/

Physical Description

Hard back photograph album, half-bound with maroon watered fabric, black leather spine and corners with decorative gold embossing. Gilt edges to the text block. H. 24.5 x W. 19 cm
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).
2 loose photographs (from Wace 43) placed in a paper fold at the front of the album.
Some foxing and cockling to the leaves throughout. Top and bottom edges of the spine and corners of the cover boards 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.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cambridge: Faculty of Classics Archives Repository

Contact:
Faculty of Classics
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Cambridge CB3 9DA United Kingdom
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The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.