Contents and Arrangement

Photograph Album of a Mediterranean Travel, circa 1900-1930

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of a photograph travel album containing (34) black-and-white mounted photographs from a British cruising the Mediterranean aboard the RMS Dunottar Castle. Professionally put together, the owner was an amateur photographer with a good camera. He begins in Syracuse, Italy, then he moves on to Greece, showing Ithaca, the Corinth Canal, a street scene in Athens, and the Acropolis. He then moves on to Halicarnassus (Bodrum) in Turkey, with a photo of a Turkish school and life in town. Moving on to Rhodes island in Greece with scenes of the local life, before moving on to Lindos and then Pompeii. There are also images of the ship and scenes on board with the last one to be a photograph portrait of the photographer on deck. A short handwritten note on the first page in white ink provides information about this cruise in Mediterranean by a passenger, who dedicates this album to a fellow-passenger.

Photographs are attached only on the recto, one to three a page, dimensions from 6.7 x 9.8 cm to 11.5 x 15.7 cm) Captions in English in white ink on the card board. Album is bound in green fabric over hard boards; an empossed female bust with the word "Photographs" on top decorates the front cover.


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 2023-110).


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 May 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:

Photograph Album of a Mediterranean Travel; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box B-002033