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Thessalonikē Everyday Life

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of (90) black-and white lantern slides showing views of the city of Thessalonikē, a sea shore, the White Tower, panoramic views of the city after the fire, and Saint Sophia church. Included also are slides depicting scenes of daily life, such as rural people in front of a fountain, a Greek farm, woman at the loom, local women spinning cotton, peasants in the fileds, a priest standing in front of an altar, people going to a wedding, grinding wheat in a manual millstone, agricultural workers, livestock workers, group of Greek kids outside of their houses or in the fields, family portraits, man in Greek ethnic costume (foustanella), a Greek funeral; interiors of churches; a Turkish family; a Rumanian person on a horse; and stork nests on houses and trees. The majority of the lantern slides bear handwritten numbers: 1-21, 23-28, 30, 34-36, 38-39, 44-45, 47-57, 59-63, 65-83, 85-87, 89-91; the rest are unnumbered. Some of them bear handwritten titles in pen on top of the image.

Collection History

Appraisal

No materials were removed from the collection during 2023 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in February 2023. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in February 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Thessalonikē Everyday Life; Collection of Lantern Slides of Macedonia, Greece, C1729, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box 3-4

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