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Creator:
Margaritēs, Philippos, 1810-1892
Title:
Philippos Margaritēs photographs collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/m039k749c
Dates:
1854
Size:
1 box and 1.25 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Philippos Margaritēs studied painting in Rome and taught drawing in Athens. Around 1846 he met Philibert Perraud in Athens, where Perraud taught him photography. Margaritēs thereafter established the first photography studio in Greece, based out of his house, where he photographed Athens' high society. He was active as a photographer from the early 1850s until around 1863. Margaritēs specialized in portraits and topographical views. He was believed to have taught his drawing students about the principles of photography, but he did not instruct them in the practical darkroom techniques. In addition to daguerreotypes, Margaritēs produced salt prints and albumen prints and also made cartes-de-visite [http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=1739]. Consists of an open collection of photographs by Greece's first professional photographer, Philippos Margaritēs.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of an open collection of photographs by Greece's first professional photographer, Philippos Margaritēs. Included is a salt print (possibly slightly albumenized) from a glass negative, of the Parthenon, with photographer's stamp on the mount, 8 in. x 10.75 in., mounted on larger board.

Collection Creator Biography:

Margaritēs, Philippos, 1810-1892

Philippos Margaritēs studied painting in Rome and taught drawing in Athens. Around 1846 he met Philibert Perraud in Athens, where Perraud taught him photography. Margaritēs thereafter established the first photography studio in Greece, based out of his house, where he photographed Athens' high society. He was active as a photographer from the early 1850s until around 1863. Margaritēs specialized in portraits and topographical views. He was believed to have taught his drawing students about the principles of photography, but he did not instruct them in the practical darkroom techniques. In addition to daguerreotypes, Margaritēs produced salt prints and albumen prints and also made cartes-de-visite [http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=1739].

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, 2008.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2012. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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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:

Philippos Margaritēs photographs collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/m039k749c
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1