The collection comprises
sixty-nine photographs of Greece, Egypt and Constantinople attributed to the
British photographer James Robertson. The majority of these photographs record
the ancient monuments of the city of Athens. The remainder document a small
number of ancient Greek sites outside Athens, as well as various architectural
monuments in Constantinople. Photographs of one ancient and one Islamic
monument in Egypt are also included.
Although James Robertson's photographs have enjoyed broad popularity
both in his time and today, until recently many details of his life and career
have remained obscure. New research has significantly altered the facts
presented in much of the earlier scholarship and helped to clarify the
professional relationship between Robertson and Felice Beato, his
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