Object ID
1993.69.12
Object Name
Photograph
Date Created
1869
Donor
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Medium
Photo Paper
Object Entities
Mitchell, Frank (is related to)
Michalopoulos, Frank (is related to)
Object Description
Formal portrait of infant Frank Mitchell (Michalopoulos) in native Greek dress. Photograph, black and white, of a young boy child, old enough to stand, wearing traditional Greek clothing. On his head he wears an ornate kind of stocking cap with a triangle pattern on it's base. On the end of the stocking there is a large tassel hanging off. He wears a vest with buttons on either side and embroidered decoration over a white shirt with large bell sleeves. Around his waist is a cord belt. He wears a traditional fustenella and boots with embroidery and a fluffy material on the tops. Frank is reputedly the first Greek child to be born in Chicago.  He was the son of Constantine Mitchell, a pioneer Greek immigrant to the US.  Constantine Mitchell was taken prisoner by the Union Army during the Civil War and was brought to Chicago where he settled.  He lived in Steeterville and was a friend of the colorful Captain Streeter.
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Citation
Photograph, 1869, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/3339. Accessed 01/15/21.