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1. MEGAKLES ROGAKOS Material from Nelly's Collection 2006 Athens
2. NELLY's Sign for Studio: Nelly's Photography ca. 1940 New York
3. NELLY's Seal: Copyright Nelly's ca. 1940 New York
4. NELLY's Portrait of Baby with Garland ca. 1930 New York
5. NIKOLAUS SERAIDARIS Award for Stenography to Nikolaus Seraidaris 1916 Dresden
6. HUGO ERFURTH Triple Portrait of Gentlemen #3 1920 Dresden

Precious Material from Nelly's in the ACG Art Collection

On Sunday, 5 November 2006, at the Flee Market of Athens, I chanced upon valuable material from the personal collection of legendary Greek photographer Elli Sougioultzoglou-Seraidari, widely known as Nelly's. The vendor, Mr. Fotios Kostellos, explained to me that this material was found early in October in the trash-bin by Nelly's residence, at 22 Kordeliou Street in Nea Smyrni, Athens. He also mentioned to me that similar material was found at exactly the same location in 2002. The present material comprises of 60 items in total - including the Seal and the Sign of Nelly's Studio in New York; photographs by Nicolas Andriomenos, Evanghelos Evanghelides, Emile Gos, Hugo Erfurth, Martin Herzfeld, N. Kolokotronis, Christos Manousakis, Nelly's, Papamitros & Pagonis, Fokion Papamitros, Rafanidis & Zimeris, Malda Schönberg, Angelos Seraidaris, Stefanos Stournaras, Constantine Tambakopoulos, as well as Anonymous & Unknown artists - which Mr. Rogakos purchased on the spot. Appreciating Mr. Rogakos' interest in the above material, Mr. Kostellos donated to the ACG Art Collection more precious items such as the Rent Contract for Nelly's Photography Studio at Ermou Street in Athens (1931), the Official Permit for Nelly's to import materials in Greece (1935), and the Stenography Diploma of Nikolaus Seraidaris from Dresden, Germany (1916). It is clear that the aforementioned material is especially important and enlightening for the history of the accomplished Greek photographer. All of this material is added to the ACG Art Collection, which had already included a substantial number of Nelly's photographs, and is fully published on the ACG Art Website at www.ACGart.gr, being available as much for research of interested parties as to be exhibited or loaned.

Megakles Rogakos

INFORMATION: Megakles Rogakos, The American College of Greece - ACG Art
6 Gravias Street, Agia Paraskevi, Athens, GR 15342, Greece, T: +30-210-6009800/1456, E: info@ACGart.gr

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