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[Photograph album of Greek antiquities in Athens], (graphic)

Label
[Photograph album of Greek antiquities in Athens]
Title
[Photograph album of Greek antiquities in Athens]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
fre
Summary
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.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Summary expansion
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
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not applicable
[Photograph album of Greek antiquities in Athens], (graphic)
Label
[Photograph album of Greek antiquities in Athens], (graphic)
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c86t0ndw/
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • 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
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in the Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections, UCLA
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Color
black and white
Dimensions
41 x 33 cm (album)
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Extent
1 album (26 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with spine label "Athens."
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)696008189
  • ucoclc696008189

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