The Greeks in America Volume 3

The Greeks in America Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...Melanchrinos, Stefano Bros., Condax Bros., are a few of the well known Greeks in the cigarette business. In recent years there have appeared many Greek commercial houses dealing in tobacco and some of them have been very prosperous. The Stefano Bros., Poulides Bros., the Standard Commercial Tobacco Co., Pialoglou Bros., B. D. Dugundji & Co., and Condax Bros., all of New York, are a few of the prominent tobacco merchants. Shipping.--The Greeks, being a seafaring and commercial people, have been very successful in steamship work. Thus the Greek Line or National Steam Navigation, 20 Pearl St., New York City, has regular steamships between New York and Piraeus, Greece. Also Greeks, naturalized in America, own ships and are doing good work between America and European ports, e.g., D. Theophilatos, Stephanides and Benas of New York. Agencies.--In New York and other important centers there are many steamship ticket agents providing many facilities for immigrants and emigrants at their arrival in or departure from the United States. Some have hotels and transportation facilities of their own. There have been many abuses in the past, at the expense of inexperienced immigrants, but conditions are much improved. Banking.--Many Greeks have gone into banking. Besides many employed by American banks either as employees or heads of their Greek departments, they have organized banks with Greek capital. There are Greek banks in Boston and Chicago, and several are being organized in New York and other cities. Theaters.--Moving pictures and theater opera tions have drawn a number of them. Although a great many operate small theaters and moving picture houses, some have larger ones, e.g., in Pittsburg, Pa., Paterson, N. J., and many other places. But the more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654871X
  • 9781236548719