Students in Americanization Pageant greet new comers, Chestnut Street School, Portland, 1924

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Students in Americanization Pageant greet new comers, Chestnut Street School, Portland, 1924

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Students in an Americanization class at the Woolson School, also called the Chestnut Street School, performing in a dramatization of immigration to America. Gladys Moss and Nathan Golodetz are dressed as the Goddess of Liberty and Uncle Sam to greet the recently arrived. This photograph was published in the Maine Sunday Telegram on March 30, 1924. "The Junior Americanization Class of the day school with entertain the audience with a varied program of songs, recitations and a dramatization of Uncle Sam's Problems, depicting some perplexing questions, and concluding with a discussion of many truths of vital interest to the thinking citizens of today."

The students pictured are John Malia, Bella Geller, Barney Moss, John Wong, Sadie Figato, Nathalie Westwig, William Wong, Martin Moss, Paul Malia, Robert Geller, Esther Woolf, Marie Costango, Max Matluck, Rita Siegel, Freda Malamed, Charles Chin, Gabriel Tiefer, Danny Mardigan, Anna Vamvakias, and Nicholas Manteries.

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  • Title: Students in Americanization Pageant greet new comers, Chestnut Street School, Portland, 1924
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
  • Creation Date: 1924-04-30
  • Subject Date: 1924
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.7685
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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