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English-Language Poster
1917

"Come to the Public Schools--Learn the Language of America"
Released by the board of education of Cleveland, OH, in 1917, this unusual poster shows immigrant parents watching as their son points out his ABCs. Written in Italian, Polish, Yiddish, and three other languages, the poster illustrates the important role of the school system in the Americanization process--for students and parents alike.

Notes
42" high x 29" wide
Made by Artcraft Co., Cleveland, OH
Web display only

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· Poster text
· The Era of Highest European Immigration

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