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Boissonnas, Frédéric, 1858-1946
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Frédéric Boissonnas Photographs Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 1.7 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of an open collection of photographs sites in Greece by Swiss photographer Frédéric Boissonnas.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection is an open collection of photographs by Boissonnas. Included are 6 photographs (5 x 7 in.) of monasteries and other sites in Mount Athos, Greece, each stamped in relief "Boissonas, Geneve" ( ca. 1920); a large format (16 x 22 in.) photograph (ca. 1900) of the Erechtheun in Athens, signed by Boissonnas; and another large format photograph (ca. 1900) of the entrance to the stadium in Olympia, signed by Boissonnas in pen.

Collection Creator Biography:

Boissonnas, Frédéric, 1858-1946

Photographer Frédéric Boissonnas came from a family of artists in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1887, Boissonnas became a member of the Geneva Photographic Society (la Société Genevoise de photographie). He traveled to Greece many times and was hired in the 1910s by the Greek government to create an album entitled "The Image of Greece."

Collection History


Purchase from Petros Vergos in 2008-2010: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM2008-80, 2010-115).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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.

Credit this material:

Frédéric Boissonnas Photographs Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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