Photographs of Athens, Olympia, and Constantinople : photograph album, ca. 1890.

Visual material
1 v. (51 leaves) ; 29 x 37 cm.


Getty AAT genre
ca. 1890.
Summary note
Consists of 42 albumen prints (19.7 x 25.8 cm., each) of people and scenes. Included are 13 photographs (ca. 1890) by Konstantinos Athanasiou of city scenes of Athens and the surrounding ancient monuments. Subjects include the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Olympieion, the Areopagus, and the Theseion. There are also 16 photographs taken and signed by Abdullah frères depicting sites of Constantinople: interior views of Saint Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Seven Towers, the Mosque and Fountain of Sultan Ahmed, the Tombs of Sultans Mahmud and Aziz, the cemetery in Scutari, the Anadolou-Hissar and the Roumeli-Hissar. Most of these images bear handwritten captions in English. The rest of the images in the album, by an unknown photographer, show archaic statues, grave-markers from Kerameikos cemetery in Athens, a portrait of a Greek couple in Constantinople, and a few exterior and interior views of Saint Sophia, with handwritten captions in English and French. Written inside the front cover of the album is a previous owner inscription: "Ethel L. Paine, 1892."
Binding note
MSS copy is bound in brown leather over hard boards.
Source acquisition
Purchase: Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. Acc. no. 2010-6.
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