Considered to be the "pioneers of the Chicago Greek community" Standing left to right: Dionysios Sokas, William Kastrinos, James Dalianis, John Gourgoulis, George Flouros, and Christ Kanakis Seated left to right: Panos Vasilopoulos, George Georgoulis, Dionysios Tzenos, George Drakopoulos, Athanasios Kopanitsanos, Athanasios Dalianis and Pagagiotis Floros. The young men shown in this 1910 photo were 13 pioneers of the Chicago Greek Community. They emigrated together from the village of Arine near Olympia in the province of Elis. Arriving in NYC in 1909, they immediately boarded a train and took it to Chicago, the end of the line. One year later they posed for this picture which was sent back to their families in Arine. It was such photos of "success" that contributed to the growing swell of Greek immigration to Chicago.
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Photograph, 1910, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/3784. Accessed 09/30/22.