The PAHH graphic represents, at a glance, some of the history of the Greek-Americans.
The graphic is a composite of images, viewed from left to right.
These images begin with a picture of an ocean liner. It is like one of the ships that brought immigrants to America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The family members are grouped closely together. Their appearance represents the close-knit relationships in Greek families.
Descending generations are shown, elders, middle-age adults, and a child. They are nicely clothed, the men in suits, the women in dresses, the child well groomed. They are facing outwards from the photo and smiling. They reflect a warmth and openness of character as well as dignity.
Their picture is set alongside the picture of the ocean liner; so, the family seems to be at an embarkation (a departure) or at a disembarkation (an arrival) and perhaps a reunion.
The flag of the Greek nation was won through the effort of our ancestors who heroically regained freedom after centuries of the Ottoman colonization of the Greek lands.
This represents the central importance of the Greek Orthodox Christian faith and culture in the the Greek American communities.
It also represents a certain creativity, as the cathedral combines modern architectural styles with traditional Byzantine elements.
(It is the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension in Oakland, California.)
The picture of the cathedral is flanked on its other side by the USA flag.
Behind the USA flag is a picture of an elderly couple in Greece in the nineteenth century. It is an image of ancestors, in the background, dimmer while yet present and visible.
The composite finishes with a picture of the Statue of Liberty.
These pictures are set closely next to each other, one after the other. Together, they form a time-line.
The colors are subdued, pale bluish-purples and light grays with black and white highlights.
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