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Date Created1940-1949
DescriptionAnnual name day open house celebration of the Constantine (Gus) and Olga Gevas family attended by relatives and friends held in honor of the Father's name day and his Patron Saint. The food was...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1940-1949
DescriptionAdam A. Adams with daughter Dorothea and son Peter in front of the Adams Theatre as people line up for the Special War Bond Premiere of Going My Way, c. 1940's. Courtesy of The Adams and Pantages...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1920-1929
DescriptionGus Gevas with other men at a storefront shoeshine/hat cleaning shop. This was the gateway for thousands of teenage Greek immigrants, c. 1920's. Courtesy of the family of Constantine and Olga Gevas
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1939
DescriptionAnna Markos holding her son, Peter. Toni, her daughter, is seated far right next to Irene Pavlakos, c. 1939. Courtesy of The S. Markos Family
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1940
DescriptionMichael Poulos, the patriarch of the family (center) Frank, Mollie, and John on the right, Chris, Ourania, Alice and Betty on the left, c. 1940. Courtesy of John Poulos
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1922
DescriptionSt. Nicholas Afternoon Greek School on Academy Street, c. 1922.
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1950-1959
DescriptionSt. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Board of Trustees (Row 1, l-r) Chanter, Mr. Chrisostomos, Mr. Macris, Reverend Pappas, Mr. Thomas, Reverend Condoleon Mr. Pappas (son of the priest), (standing l-r)...
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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Date Created1970
DescriptionInstallation of St. Nicholas Philoptohos Adelphotis officers, (Row 1, l-r) Ethel Tsatsimas, Katherine Dendrinos, Jo Saccalaris, Marina Corodemus, (row 2, l-r) Helen Karakos, Olga Macris, Helen...
Time PeriodContemporary America (1968-present)
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Date Created1940-1949
DescriptionReverend George Spyridakis, Mr. Steve Gevas, Ambassador Lellis of Greece, Archbishop of North and South America Athenagoras (later to become Patriarch of the Orthodox Church), Dr. Nicholas Antonius,...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1940
DescriptionThe Essex House Hotel in Newark, New Jersey was the scene of the wedding celebration of Constantine Pappas and Georgia Gavalas Pappas. Sitting at the table (r) Dena Gavalas (bride's mother),...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)