Contents and Arrangement

Expedition contre la Comitadjis. Photograph album, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of a series of (116) small private photographs (6.5 x 4.5 cm each) by a French officer, who served on the Macedonian front during the World War I. Title on the first page: "Expedition contre la Comitadjis." Photographs are arranged six a page in a notebook depicting places of Romania up to the suburbs of Thessalonikē, Greece, Bosnia and Erzegovina, and North Macedonia, including scenes of every day life in the military camps, and rural life. Other places named are Vraila, Kremenica (Kenali), Orahovo, Vodena (Edessa), and Kaialar (Ptolemais). Handwritten captions in French in blue pen. A tiny photo portait on the fly-leaf, refers most likely to the owner of the album.


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.

Collection History


Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM 2023-111).


The collection is open and will continue to grow.


No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

This item was processed and described by Kalliopi Balatsouka in June 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Expedition contre la Comitadjis. Photograph album ; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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