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Istanbul and Athens, 1902-1910

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/3/25

Scope and Contents

4 half plate images of stone reliefs on early Byzantine monuments in Constantinople/Istanbul (the kathisma on the obelisk of Thedosius, taken in situ by AJBW who put his finger over the lens)
3 half plate images of ancient fortification walls in the landscape
10 smaller prints with images featuring a large church or monastery (4 copies of this image), grape vines (2 copies of this image), a small port town, a rocky outcrop in a rural setting, Mount Lykabettos (Λυκαβηττός) seen from the British School at Athens, the sheer walls of a fortified monastery, a small stone Christian reliquary in a rocky landscape, a teenage boy and girl - the girl in festal Greek or Turkish dress, a printed monochrome postcard of an olive grove around a circular pool, and lastly a group of people in the landscape - most walking away from the camera except for a little girl in the foreground who is looking straight at the photographer.


  • Creation: 1902-1910



26 item(s) : photographs, paper

Custodial History

Former reference 'Wace Archive 046', Cambridge Transfer, Box 13

Physical Description

25 photographic prints in total, all gelatin silver monochrome photographic prints
7 half plate images, 11.5 cm x 16 cm, both portrait and landscape orientations, for which 2 images have 3 copies each
10 images, 8.5 cm x 14.5 cm, both portrait and landscape orientations, for which 1 image has 2 copies and 1 image has 4 copies of which 2 are extremely faded
1 envelope, handwritten in blue pencil (not AJBW's hand), 'English School', H. 9 cm x W. 15.5 cm

Repository Details

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

Faculty of Classics
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