Contents and Arrangement

Palestine - Égypte - Grèce, approximately 1880

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of a photograph album entitled "Palestine - Égypte - Grèce" of (98) photographs from the Holy Land and Greece. Most of the photographs of the Holy Land (64 photographs) are taken by the photographers Felix Bonfils and Zangaki Brothers and include views of Jerusalem (31), Haifa, Nazareth, Palestine, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Alexandria, Cairo and Memphis. Among the (34) photographs from Greece are included views of Patra (3), Athens (the Acropolis, the Kerameikos cemetery and other classical monuments) and Piraeus (21), Mycenae (Lion Gate) (3), Corith (1), Nauplio (1). All photographs are large albumen prints (~28.5 x 22.5 cm each), attached on thick cartons. Photographs are numbered and bear captions, handwritten or printed, in French and in English. Photographs by Bonfils and Zangaki are signed; there are some other from unidentified photographers. They are captioned Album is bound in red fabric over hard boards.


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:

Palestine - Égypte - Grèce; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box P-000208