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Halfplate Negative Album Book 2, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/3/52

Scope and Contents

52 halfplate negatives of museum objects in Sparta Museum, sites in Lakonia (Gerki, Monemvasia), Volos and its environs in Thessaly and the island of Skopelos. Some images of classical scuplture from other European museum collections (mainly Berlin).


  • Creation: 1905



52 photographic print(s) : cellulose nitrate negatives

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Negative album, navy blue waxed cloth cover with press stud fastening to secure front flap, bound on short left edge. Cover embossed in gold print, 'Kodak Negative Album'. H. 15.7 x W. 22 cm. 100 glassine sleeves with numbers 1 to 100 printed sequentially in black ink.
Inscribed on interior of front board in pencil, 'A. J. B. W. Bk 2'. 2 leaves of printed index at the front, titles of negatives written in by hand in pencil by AJBW.

Written by hand in black ink on the top left of some sleeves are a series of numbers prefaced by 'HS', starting at HS. 2829 to 2834 (Sleeves 5 to 9), HS 2835 (Sleeve 11), HS 2836 (Sleeve 14), HS 2849 to 2850 (Sleeves 22 and 23), HS 2843 (Sleeve 26), HS 2851 (Sleeve 28), HS 2852 (Sleeve 34), HS 2853 (Sleeve 37), HS 2854 (Sleeve 43), HS 2855 (Sleeve 63), HS 2858 (Sleeve 65), HS 2875 and 2876 (Sleeves 66 and 67), HS 2863 (Sleeve 68), HS 2865 (Sleeve 69), HS 2867 (Sleeve 70), HS 2870 (Sleeve 73), HS 2880 to 2881 (Sleeves 74 to 75), HS 2882 to 2887 (Sleeves 79 to 84), HS 2888 to 2900 (Sleeves 87 to 100). All of these HS numbered sleeves were empty upon accession.

Otherwise, the sleeves all have negatives, except for the following whoich both lack HS annotation and were also empty of negatives upon accession: Sleeves 44 to 46, Sleeve 60, Sleeve 63, Sleeve 72.

Sleeve 58 held 2 negatives, profile and back view of two portrait heads.

Custodial History

Former reference 'Wace Archive 021', Cambridge transfer, Box 13

Processing Information

These 52 negatives were digitally photographed in May 2022 by Amélie M. F. Deblauwe of the Digital Photography Unit, University of Cambridge for upload to the Cambridge Digital Library.

Repository Details

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

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