Object ID
Object Name
Date Created
1910 – 1913
Photo Paper/Cardstock
Object Description
A black-and-white photographic print. The photo depicts 11 men around a dinner table. The table is laid with plates, bowls, glasses, and cutlery, and there are flowers in the middle of the table. The picture was taken from one end of the table. There are four men on one side of the table, five men on the other side, and one man at the opposite end. The chair on the left, nearest the camera, is vacant, and it's previous occupant is instead standing next to the far end of the table. All of the men are wearing suits and ties. Behind them is a mantlepiece with a radio and two candelabra. There are two small paintings on the wall and a closed door on the right. Above the picture, the name "John Agreostathes" is written in blue pen with an arrow pointing down.
This picture was donated by Daisy Agres. The man to the right of the standing man 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. The date and location of the picture are unknown, as are the identities of the other men.
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Photograph, 1910 – 1913, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/4866. Accessed 12/02/20.