A new photography book has been published called “Extra! Extra! Chicago’s Greeks in News Photographs 1930-1990” which contains over 150 vintage photographs of a lively, engages Greek community.
The photographs, all previously published in mainstream Chicago newspapers, come from the collection of Gregory C. Pappas, who also edited and compiled the images for publication.
The book was published, thanks to a generous grant by Chicago businessman Harold Anagnos. Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago wrote the foreword and all proceeds of the sale of the book will benefit a children’s camp owned by the Church called the St. Iakovos Camp and Retreat Center.
The book tracks the history of one of the largest diaspora communities of Greeks in the world as told by the mainstream media.
Photographs include 1970s demonstrations against the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and military dictatorship in Greece, numerous parades that once took place in downtown streets, and long-forgotten celebrations and visits by dignitaries to the Windy City when thousands of Greeks came out to welcome them.