Formal portrait of Dr. Nicholas Salopoulos. Black and white photo, image of an older man, posed sitting with one leg crossed over the other and his hand and forearm resting on that leg. He is photographed from his crossed leg and up. Is wearing a formal suit, vest and tie, has white hair parted to the left.
A graduate of the University of Athens Medical School in 1890, he came to Chicago from his native Tegea in 1899 to provide medical service to the growing number of Greek immigrants in the area. The Greek government appointed him Consul General in Chicago. Founder of the Greek Educational Association for Adults at Hull-House in 1908 and organizer of the Greek Military Volunteers, an organization of young men (5000) who left Chicago for Greece to fight the Balkan Wars during 1912-13. Instrumental in organizing the Hellenic Professional Society of IL in 1925 and served as its only honorary president.
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Photograph, 1890, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/3334. Accessed 01/16/21.