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Americanization class, Boys Club, Portland

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Americanization class, Boys Club, Portland

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Various organizations, especially after World War I, sought to teach established civic values and English to newcomers.

This photograph shows children of many ethnic backgrounds in an Americanization class at the Portland Boys Club in 1923. Old Glory dominates the room.

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  • Title: Americanization class, Boys Club, Portland
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald
  • Creation Date: 1923
  • Subject Date: 1923
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and white photograph, glass negative
  • Dimensions (cm): 5 x 6
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949 ; 2005.061.6345 ; Photographs--Portland--Schools--Americanization
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
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