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Dobe, Friedrich
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Friedrich Dobe photographs collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
Handwritten captions in German.


Consists of an open collection of photographs by Dobe.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of an open collection of photographs by Dobe. Currently, there are 4 photograph albums containing 419 photographs of Greece. Included are views of the Acropolis, Parthenon, Sounion, Piraeus, Salamis, Aigina, Corinth, Poros island, Tiryns, Mycenae, Mistra, Olympia, Meteora, Crete, Mount Athos, Nauplio, Delphi, Iōannina, Dodona, Santorini volcano and many others. The photographs of the first trip are placed in the first three albums including 4 panoramas. The fourth volume contains images of the second trip, mostly of the eruption of the Santorini volcano (1925-1926), including 2 panoramas. Some of the images are placed by two or six on each leaf and most of them are numbered and dated. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper reads: "ex-libris Friedrich Dobe." "Hellas in Bildern" is written in golden letters on leather spine of each album. Also included in the collection is Dobe's printed book "Santorini. Die fantastische Insel", Berlin 1930 and a photograph of a print of the eastern part of the south side of the Parthenon.

Collection History


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No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

Credit this material:

Friedrich Dobe photographs collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2