Scope and Content
Title: Photograph album of Greek antiquities in Athens
Date (inclusive): 1870-1879
Collection number: 94/117
1 album (26 photographic prints) : albumen, 41 x 33 cm (album)
Photographs (approx. 22 x 26 cm) bear stock numbers in negative in lower right corner, and are mounted on leaves of heavy
white board, with ms. captions in French below.
Bound in full maroon morocco, with gilt-ruled borders; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped title "Athens" on upper cover and spine;
all edges gilt; white textured endpapers. Label in lower right corner of front pastedown of John Dale & Co., Printers, Booksellers,
& Stationers, Bradford," possibly vendor of the album.
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with spine label "Athens."
Abstract: Modern album containing 26 black-and-white photographs of sites of Greek antiquities in Athens, Greece, taken by an unidentified
photographer probably sometime during the 1870s.
Language: Finding aid is written in
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
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Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
[Identification of item], Photograph album of Greek antiquities in Athens (Collection Number 94/117). UCLA Library Special
Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Scope and Content
The album opens with a panoramic view of Athens, and east and west views of the Acropolis. Most of the photos portray well-known
classical ruins, such as the Parthenon, Portico of the Cariatides, Temple of Erechtheion, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the
Doric hexastyles of the Propylaea. Also included are views of Theater of Bacchus (Dionysius) or Lenaeum, Hadrian's Gate, Temple
of Jupiter (Olympieion), Temple of Theseus, and the choragic monument of Lysicrates, erected near the Acropolis by choregos
Lysicrates, patron of musical performances in the Theater of Dionysius. The Doric west gate to the Roman Market in Athens,
and the Gymnasium of Hadrian document the presence of the Romans in Athens. A set of caves on the Philopappou Hill purports
to have been the Prison of Socrates, where the philosopher was supposedly imprisoned, and made to drink hemlock. The album
concludes with photos of the Areopagus or Mars Hill, two Byzantine churches, one identified as St. Theodor, the Monument of
Philopappos, site of the tomb of Caius Julius Antiochos Philopappos, a member of the royal family of Commagene, a Greek kingdom
in southeast Turkey, and the Tower of the Winds (Horologion of Andronikos) in the Roman agora near the Acropolis.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Parthenon (Athens, Greece) --Photographs.
Propylaea (Acropolis, Athens, Greece) --Photographs.
Olympieion (Athens, Greece) --Photographs.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Athens, Greece) --Photographs.
Erechtheum (Athens, Greece) --Photographs.
Tower of the Winds (Athens, Greece) --Photographs.
Monument of Philopappus (Athens, Greece) --Photographs.
Arch of Hadrian (Athens, Greece) --Photographs.
Temples --Greece --Athens --Photographs.
Church buildings --Greece --Athens --Photographs.
Triumphal arches --Greece --Athens --Photographs.
Theaters --Greece --Athens --Photographs.
Caves --Greece --Athens --Photographs.
Athens (Greece) --Antiquities --Photographs.
Athens (Greece) --Photographs.
Acropolis (Athens, Greece) --Photographs.
Genres and Forms of Material
Other Index Terms Related to this Collection
John Dale & Co. (Bradford, England)