Saturday, May 28, 2011

Visualizing Identity in U.S. Greek Festivals

In a recent posting on Greek American festivals, Kostis Kourelis (kourelis.blogspot.com/2011/05/greek-william-penn.html) brings to our attention the significance of advertisement posters as yet another site where Greek American identity is visualized for external consumption. These flyers indeed constitute a "fabulous record of immigrant history," whose collection and study makes for an attractive research prospect. In this spirit I post the design above that speaks to the importance of material culture in representing identity.

• I thank Martha Klironomos for the Oakland festival flyer

2 comments:

  1. I think it's time to build the collection. I'll send you an image of the poster from Philadelphia via email. A friend also sent me a poster from 1970s Baltimore. KK

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  2. Thanks Kosti. I have a couple of posters from early festivals, one from the 1970s I believe. Let me see if I can dig some and post them here.

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