Post by Administrator on Nov 10, 2008 12:23:58 GMT 10
Here is the same image with some names that I have based on my interview of John Hatziyiannakis here in Sydney before he passed away. The priest in the centre is Simeon Alexiou.
Note especially the prevalence of the Ottoman fez among the males prior to the 1913 revolution and the presence at rear of Turkish constabulary, possibly because the Ottoman kaimakam (governor) was among the invited guests. In fact, based on other images we have of him, he may be the gentleman behind the groom with beard and necktie.
Thanks for naming so many for a photo nearly 100 years old. Well done and much appreciated!!
I didn't recognise my own grandmother's brother, Agapitos Xanthis, nor my own grandfather's brother in law, Tsikos Galettis. You sure have an eye for this. Would it be okay to post other group wedding photos over the next few months? I have about 25 Cazzie Wedding photos on hand. I have another 70 early WA group wedding photos but they might be best to be all uploaded at the Castellorizo Genealogy website and not this forum.