Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album


 

 

Adult Americanization class, Portland, 1925

Contributed by Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Adult Americanization class, Portland, 1925

Item 43316 enlarge zoom send e-card Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter add to album

Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.

Clara L. Soule, director of the Americanization program stands at the back of an Americanization class at the Woolson School, also known as the Chestnut Street School.

The students are, from left, George Wong, Dan Wong, Henry Wong, Philip Dong, Han Tong and Chee Wong. All were Chinese American waiters at the Oriental and Empire restaurants in Portland.

An article about this class was published in the Portland Sunday Telegram on January 25, 1925.

According to the article, this class was formed when Soule called the managers of the city's two Chinese restaurants in March of 1924 to see if the staff would be interested in English classes. Eleven students were in the first class, and by the following fall several had found work in other cities, including Bangor, Augusta, Boston, Syracuse, N.Y. and Rutland, V.T.

Other Information


  • Title: Adult Americanization class, Portland, 1925
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald Newspaper
  • Creation Date: 1925
  • Subject Date: 1925
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass negative
  • Local Code: 2005.061.9754; Coll. 1949
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

Print This Record

Share what you know about this item

... Or if there's a problem with this page, tell us.

We do NOT offer appraisals on like items. Check our Note on Appraisals.

*Required fields.