Object ID
Object Name
Angeliki returns to Greece to visit family
Object Entities
Apostle, James (is related to)
Apostle, Geraldine (is related to)
Apostle, Angeliki (is related to)
Kremidas, George (is related to)
Object Description
George Kremidas, age 90, sitting in a chair whithhis daughter Angeliki hugging him from behind. She, as the only one of his five children to move to America, was visiting her family in the '50s. They are outdoors with children playing and lounging about under trees behind them. George is holding a cane even though he is seated. He also wears a button-down shirt, cardigan, and trousers a big difference from the traditional outfit he wears in 2013.16.9 that was donated as a part of this accession. She smiles into the picture while he looks off to the left slightly.
A note from the donors (George's grandchildren, Angleliki's son and daughter in law) tells us that this is a professionally reproduced photograph not the original. George Kremidas and his wife Despina lived in the Greek village of Dessila, Greece. Dessila is a tiny village in the area of Messenia on the Peloponnese. Their daughter Angeliki, the third of five children, was the only member of the immediate family to emmigrate to America. While living in New England, she married Nicholas Apostolos and subsequently gave birth to two sons: George and James. The family moved to Michigan and both sons served in the military during World War II. Afterwards both sons earned degrees from Worsham College of Mortuary Scieince in Chicago and opened a mortuary in Muskegon, Michigan together. James married Geraldine Pavlis. In 1960 the two left to visit his family in Greece, however, on the day of their departure George Kremidas (James' grandfather) passed away at the age of 98. The personal artifacts included in this accession were given to the Apostles during this trip.
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Photograph, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/4630. Accessed 06/22/21.