Object ID
2012.45.1
Object Name
Photograph
Date Created
1948
Object Entities
Karountzos, Steve (is related to)
Hadzimichali, (is related to)
Sperling, Angeliki (is related to)
Sperling, Nicolas (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Framed portrait of a female dressed in elaborate costume of a white head scarf, maroon dress with gold embroidery and coins, bluish-grey pleated dress underneath with a white lace slip underneath, and maroon and silver embroidered high-heeled slippers. She stands on a rock in a landscape with mountains in the background. The bottom right hand corner of the print says "Salamis" in English and Greek. The matting for the portrait is a light pink hue, with a gold frame.
Origin
This print comes from the Book "Hellenic National Costumes" by Hadzimichali, Angeliki and Nicolas Sperling. The prints were done by miniature artist Sperling. The book had multiple pressings (1948, 1954). Ultimately there were two volumes and a supplement with 111 plates total. The original unframed, unmatted prints were 8 1/2" X 11 5/8". Steve Karountzos has lived in the United States since 1966 and attained U.S. citizenship in 1971. Before that, he served as a sergeant in the Greek Royal Air Force from 1954 to 1958. Now residing in Hammond, Indiana, he is now a part of the Northwest Indiana contingent of Greek and Greek-American military verterans.
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Citation
Photograph, 1948, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11483. Accessed 10/19/21.