399 – Pictures of Athos by the Ewing Galloway company

In the book as mentioned in 389 and 390 I found 8 pictures of Ewing Galloway from New York (1881 – 1953). If you Google his name you’ll find a lot of pictures/posters for sale, and some of them are quite famous. It is not known when these pictures where taken on the Holy Mountain. At least one of the pictures below dates from 1934, but I did not get more information about the visit to Athos on the internet. Lets show the pictures:

Ewing Galloway – monk at work, drying figs
Ewing Galloway – main street in Karyes


Ewing Galloway – Dionysiou
Ewing Galloway – a shoe workshop in Panteleimon 1934
Ewing Galloway – ringing the great bell in Panteleimon monastery
Ewing Galloway – a hermit burning coffee
Ewing Galloway – icon painters in Kavsokalivia

Mr Theunissen used eight pictures from Galloway for his book in 1965, and according to this story (sorry, this link is removed – 2020) of the life of mr Galloway, he managed an enterprize in several large cities. At the time of his death he had a collection of 400.000 pictures. But where are these Athos-pictures at the moment, taken by an anonymous photographer? Are they still existing and available, or are they hidden in a dusty archive ?!?

By the way, there is another professional photographer, Cas Oorthuys from the Netherlands, who visited Athos and he also made beautifull black and white pictures of Athos and its monks. His collection of pictures must be hidden somewhere in the archive of the Dutch photo museum in Rotterdam. As soon as I find his pictures I’ll show them too.
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