View of William Sachtleben next to an Acropolis guard who is elevated on a truncated column with two Humber bicycles parked in front of them. Another guard is seated on a truncated column on the left, next to Thomas Allen and a third guard seated on a column resting on its side. Two of the guards are dressed in white pleated foustanella garments.
Photograph of Thomas Allen (L) and William Sachtleben racing their Humber bicycles in front of the Parthenon (L) on the Acropolis as 2 seated Greek guards watch. The guards wear traditional dress including a white pleated foustanella and white socks.
View of a Thomas Allen standing on a sidewalk across the street from the mansion of archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann (located at: Iliou Melathron, Leoforos Eleftheriou Venizelou (Panepistimiou) 12, GR-106 71 Athens).
Group portrait of William Sachtleben (3rd from L) with his Humber bicycle and an Acropolis guard, Thomas Allen with his bicycle and an Acropolis guard, and a 5th man on the L, posing on the spot where the statue of Athena Promachos once stood. The 2 guards wear traditional Greek dress including a white pleated foustanella. A panoramic view of Athens is visible in the background.
Photograph of Thomas Allen (L) and William Sachtleben conversing with a Greek guard on the Acropolis next to the Parthenon as another guard watches. Their Humber bicycles are parked next to them. The guards wear traditional dress including white pleated foustanella and white socks. A column drum is in the foreground.
View from west of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen seated along the exterior wall of the Erechtheum (Erechtheion) with their bicycles parked near them. The porch of the Caryatids id visible above them.
William Sachtleben between 2 Humber bicycles (center), with Thomas Allen seated on a block of marble (R) and a Greek guard in a landscape strewn with column drums and other architectural debris in front of the south side of the Parthenon.
The Gūr-e Amīr or Guri Amir is a mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Tamerlane (also known as Timur) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. [Note]Photograph of William Sachtleben or Thomas Allen riding past the Gur-Ėmir mausoleum during a bicycle tour as two locals watch.
Thomas Allen (L) and William Sachtleben next to a mound of cannonballs on the Acropolis. Sachtleben, bicycle in hand, gazes at the mound as Allen lifts one cannonball into the air. A row of capitals rest on a low wall in the background where Allen's bicycle is visible.
Distant view from NW towards Thomas Allen (L) and William Sachtleben with their bicycles in the portico of the Erechtheum (Erechtheion) with the south porch of the caryatids visible in the distance. A couple sit in a small doorway to the right of the main portal. Marble architectural blocks are lined up on the ground.
Photograph of Thomas Allen (probably), wearing a fez or tarboush type hat, with a new Humber bicycle, standing next to a Greek man in traditional dress including a white pleated foustanella, white shirt with wide sleeves, white socks and pointed shoes called tsarouhia.
Photograph of, L to R, Thomas Allen, Serope Gurdjian, and the two brothers Aristotelis and Konstantinos Rhomaides (photographers specializing in the documentation of archeological sites) on a narrow street in Athens, perhaps near the Rhomaides' atelier (listed in 1907 as "3 Place de la Constitution" which is now Constitution Square, or Syntagma Square).
View of Thomas Allen at the Propylaea on his Humber bicycle on top of a large block of marble. An Acropolis guard dressed in a white pleated foustanella and seated on another block of marble observes him. Another man is visible behind the guard. View from south.
View of Thomas Allen standing next to his Humber bicycle in the Hippodrome of Constantinople (Sultanahmet Meydanı) as 2 other men walk by. He is standing next to a circular iron fence within which is the Serpent Column (or Delphi Tripod or Plataean Tripod), an ancient bronze column originally part of an ancient Greek Sacrificial tripod in Delphi. A wall and minaret of the Sultanahmet Camii (Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I) is on the right and in the background on the left is the Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmose III (Thutmosis), sometimes called the Obelisk of Theodosius.
View of William Sachtleben with his Humber bicycle (L) and Thomas Allen with his bicycle, with Acropolis guards and others at the top of the steps of the Propylaea. Sachtleben and Allen are trying to gain access to the Acropolis. The Parthenon is visible in the background. The guard in the foreground is wearing traditional Greek dress including a white pleated foustanella, a white shirt with wide sleeves, and a fermeli (vest).
View of William Sachtleben (L) and Thomas Allen on bicycle, Greek guards in pleated white foustanella garments (center) and three others (background L) in front of the Parthenon, with large column drums (?) and other architectural debris in the foreground and scattered across the landscape.
William Lewis Sachtleben’s diary, notebook “No. 10”, covers a portion of their journey through the Armenian area of Turkey from April 12 to May 9 (there is a 2-page reading list at the end). During this time they rode from Ankara (Angora in the diary) to Sivas, to Merzifon (Mersovan in the diary).