The stories of Greek immigrants in the United States are indeed as amazing as some of the great photos from library and museum collections around the country.
Numerous photographs show early 1900s Greek-owned businesses in large cities throughout the nation, while others show some of the dire conditions faced by young men — most teenagers — who came to work in shoe shine parlors.
Another telling photo from 1930s-era Pittsburgh shows a lunch counter with African-American patrons, three decades prior to integration would even begin taking place in other parts of the U.S.
Here are a few of our favorite Greek-immigrant photos you might not have seen before.
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