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Collection Overview

Collection of Lantern Slides of Antiquities of Athens, Greece
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
circa 1901-1910
1 box
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of (27) color and black-and-white lantern slides of Athens, Greece depicting antiquities, architecture, local costumes and everyday life in Athens at the beginning of the 20th century.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises twenty seven lantern slides (10 x 8.5 cm. each), nineteen hand-coloured and four black-and-white. They depict antiquities, architecture, local costumes, and everyday life in Athens, Greece at the beginning of the 20th century. All bearing printed captions and numbering. Eleven with "Underwood & Underwood" or "Keystone View Company" copyright, the rest with "Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery" label.

Collection History


Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. (AM 2024-004)


No materials were removed from the collection during 202X processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

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

Collection of Lantern Slides of Antiquities of Athens, Greece; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1