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A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897

A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897 2339 1505 REVICTO

“The hospital at the Piraeus is one of the fruits of the English National Fund which the editor of the Daily Chronicle started on behalf of the Greek wounded.” (The…

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“The Highland mountains in the west, / I tell you are by far the best!”: a 1857 Scottish view of the Byronic Isles

“The Highland mountains in the west, / I tell you are by far the best!”: a 1857 Scottish view of the Byronic Isles 850 686 REVICTO

In 1857, Andrew Park, author of Egypt and the East, Or, Travels On Sea and Land (Glasgow, 1857) saw “the famous Isles of Greece”, the Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser…

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Meteora: “The Monasteries in the Air” in the Victorian periodical press, 1880 and 1888

Meteora: “The Monasteries in the Air” in the Victorian periodical press, 1880 and 1888 2000 1563 REVICTO

Meteora, as a location of singular natural beauty as well as of particular interest to the students of Byzantine art, was included in Murray’s Handbook for Travellers in Greece from…

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Ancient Corinth, [between 1898 and 1946]

The Corinth of William Fullerton Cumming, 1839

The Corinth of William Fullerton Cumming, 1839 577 480 REVICTO

Notes of a wanderer, in search of health through Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey up the Danube, and down the Rhine (1839)   A post by Achillia Nefeli Daskalopoulou Auer*   Travelers’…

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Annie Brassey at Cephalonia (1878)

Annie Brassey at Cephalonia (1878) 576 480 REVICTO

Lady Anna (Annie) Brassey (1839-1887) was an English travel writer married to the liberal politician and Civil Lord of the Admiralty, Thomas Brassey. The Brasseys sailed the Mediterranean in 1874…

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J. Gennadius on Spyridon Loues and the 1896 Olympic Games in The Illustrated London News

J. Gennadius on Spyridon Loues and the 1896 Olympic Games in The Illustrated London News 1240 869 REVICTO

In April 1896, the Illustrated London News published a text by Joannes Gennadius on the recently completed Olympic Games held in Athens praising Greece for scoring a triumph. The text…

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Crete as Britain’s “highway to the East” in The Daily News (22 November 1875)

Crete as Britain’s “highway to the East” in The Daily News (22 November 1875) 1071 574 REVICTO

In November 1875, the Liberal London newspaper The Daily News (22 November 1875, p. 4) responded to the building Eastern crisis by suggesting that Britain’s Eastern Question should not be a…

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Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), Pre-Raphaelite painter and artist’s model

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), Pre-Raphaelite painter and artist’s model 445 583 REVICTO

The model in this photograph is Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), the youngest daughter of Eyphrosyne and Michael Spartali, a wealthy merchant who became Greek consul to London. The Spartalis were…

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Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star.

Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star. 640 473 REVICTO

Excerpt from George Webb Dasent’s highly autobiographical novel, Annals of an Eventful Life (1870). The author explicitly declares the island of Zakynthos as the land of murderers and currants.  The…

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Punch’s Handbooks to the Crystal Palace the Greek Court through Mr Owen Jones (1854)

Punch’s Handbooks to the Crystal Palace the Greek Court through Mr Owen Jones (1854) 1600 1200 REVICTO

The Greek Court is approached by a façade having three Grecian doorways of the Grecian Doric Order. The visitor is or may be arrested at the principal entrance by what…

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