Object ID
2015.22.7
Object Name
Photograph
Date Created
1910 – 1913
Medium
Paper/Plastic
Object Description
A laminated copy of a black-and-white photographic. The photograph depicts a group 18 of men in front of a fence covered in vines. The men are in two rows, with the front row sitting and the back row standing. All of them are wearing military uniforms and holding rifles. Many of the men have mustaches. The image is very grainy. Underneath the picture is a caption in Greek that translates to "From the Repository of National Memories 1912-1913". There is a note written in Greek on the back of the print, but the writing is mostly illegible. However, it contains the dates "1912-1913" and "December 25, 1954," as well as the signature of John Agreostathes.
Origin
This picture was donated by Daisy Agres. The tall man with the large mustache in the center of the back row is believed to be John Agreostathes. Agreostathes (or Agriostathis) was born in 1879 and apparently served as an officer in the Greek army before immigrating to the United States. In the lead-up to the Balkan Wars, he organized and trained young Greek men in Chicago. In 1912, it is recorded that they were preparing to travel to Greece to take part in the conflict. It is not clear when or where this picture was taken, but it may have been taken in Greece during the Balkan Wars.
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Citation
Photograph, 1910 – 1913, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/4863. Accessed 11/29/20.