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Title
Italians learning to read and write their native language
Name/Creator
Underwood & Underwood, United States, 1882-1920, photographer
Children’s Aid Society (New York, N.Y.). Italian House, New York, New York, United States, subject
VIA ID
Digital Object
Italians learning to read and write their native language
Digital Object
Italians learning to read and write their native language
Location
Widener Library
Creation Date
c1909
Description
16 x 21 cm.
Form/Genre
still image

photographs
Materials Type
gelatin silver process
Subject
Five Points, New York, New York, United States ;  immigrants ;  schools ;  education ;  Italians ;  social services ;  classrooms ;  young adults ;  blackboards ;  language

Note
General note: Title from caption attached to verso. Title continues: ... The instruction given at the Italian House enables the pupils to save twenty-five cents (formerly paid to the professional letter-writer) on every message home. Photographer's stamp on verso. Accompanied by typescript (carbon copy) of "History and aim of the Five Points House" with "Five Points" hand-corrected to "Italian."

Historical: American photography studio and publisher Underwood & Underwood was established by the Underwood brothers, Bert and Elmer, in 1882. The firm was a prominent publisher of stereographs in North America until 1910 when it began to specialize in news photography. After the Underwood brothers retired in 1925, the company eventually dissolved around 1940.

Provenance: Gift of P.H. Hanus, 1917.

Subject: Italian House was established in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan by the Children's Aid Society of New York as a trade school and social center for Italian immigrants.
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part of  Children's Aid Society Italian House Photograph Collection.
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