Object ID
2007.32.16
Object Name
Photograph
Medium
photo paper
Object Entities
Bouris, Theoney (is related to)
Bouris, John (is related to)
Object Description
A photograph probably of John Bouris with his grandchildren. There is an infant in a stroller, a young boy looking into the basket of peaches, and the older man who is holding the basket. It is taken outside by a house. John is wearing jeans and a stripped short sleave shirt with a hat. The young boy is wearing a t-shirt and shorts.
Origin
John Bouris was born in Tegea, Tripoli Greece in 1929 and as a child he helped on the family farm and would help his mother with kneading the bread and washing the clothes. Once he finished school he was in the Greek Army as a lieutenant. In 1957 he traveled to Toronto, Canada and worked at Spimpson's Department stores as a bus boy. While there he went to school at night to learn english. In 1962 he moved to Chicago and got married. He started to work at Solo Cup Company as a machine operator and when to night school to become a machinist. He became one of their best trouble shooter machinist and the company made videos of him to show the new employees. In 1996 he retired after 34 years of working there. Once retired he renovated the home, helped out with grandchildren, had a garden, planted a peach tree, and he loved to cook. John passed away in 2006.
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Citation
Photograph, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/3736. Accessed 06/27/22.