COLLECTION Identifier: BER-19
Berenson Library antiquities photograph collection
Includes photographs of Prehistoric, Egyptian, and Classical Antiquities that are part of the Berenson Library core photo collection.
- Majority of material found within 1890 - 1940
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English and Italian.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.
Extent4,586 photographic prints (30 archive boxes) : b&w
29.5 linear feet
42 negatives (photographs)
The collection consists of images of antiquities in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. Most of the photographs show temples, statues, mosaics, and ceramics in Egypt, Greece, and Italy as they were in the first half of the 20th century. A significant number of photos documents objects and archaeological sites in Athens, Istanbul, Naples, and Rome. Other images of special interest depict Theban tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.
The collection is organized in five series: 1. Prehistoric, 2. Egyptian, 3. Aegean civilizations, 4. Etruscan, and 5. Greco-Roman. Series 3, 4, and 5 are organized in subseries. Files within series and subseries are arranged alphabetically by the name of the city.
Processed by Spyros Koulouris
- Berenson Library antiquities photograph collection, 1880-1959: A Finding Aid
- Biblioteca Berenson
- August 08, 2017
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English
- EAD ID