Contents and Arrangement

Xanthē - Architecture, Photograph Album, circa 1955

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of a photograph album (36 x 25.5 cm) containing 268 photographs (dimensions ~13 x9 cm each) documenting the traditional architecture of the city of Xanthē (approximately 120 photographs) and of many villages of the prefecture. Included are images of mansions, churches and mosques, stores, café, schools, theaters, and tobacco warehouses. There are also photographs of several villages such as Echinos, Askyra, Mykē, Avdēra, Kyknos, Kossos, Exochē, Gerakas, Genesaia, Kimmeria, Stauroupolē, Agelē, Toxotes, Tympano, Dekarcho, Hōraio, and Dēmario. All photographs are numbered; 10 are colored images and the rest are back-and-white. A ten-page typescript detailed catalog accompanies the album with emphasis in the architectural elements.


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 2023-063)


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 December 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Xanthē - Architecture, Photograph Album; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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Existence and Location of Copies

Parts of this collection are available on microfilm, cataloged separately as RCPXM-7497696.

Genre Terms:
Photograph albums -- Greece -- 20th century.
Photographs -- Greece -- 20th century.
Xanthē (Greece) -- Photographs.