Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Italians & Polish Americans [October 2009]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University

 

The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

Italians & Polish
Americans

 

Harris & Ewing, photographers. Polish-American girls. (1918). from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/hec2008008280/

Italian Americans

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Gloucester, Massachusetts. Gaspar Favozza, son of an Italian-American fisherman.

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An exterior view of Sanremo Italian imports.

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A rack of Italian language magazines, books, comic books, and cook books.

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Italian-American cabinet maker.

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New York, New York. Italian-American cabinet maker.

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New York, New York. Italian-American shoe repair man.

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New York, New York. Italian-American leaving Saint Patrick's church on Mulberry Street on Sunday morning.

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New York, New York. Italian-American garment worker in the N.M. Press Company, 307 West Thirty Eigth Street.

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New York, New York students pledging allegiance to the flag in public school eight in an Italian-American section.

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New York, New York. An Italian-American cop chatting with a group of Italian-Americans in Washington Square Park.

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New York, New York. Italian-American children warming their hands outside a fruit store at First Avenue and Tenth Street.

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New York, New York. Italian-American cafe espresso shop on MacDougal Street where coffee and soft drinks are sold. The coffee machine cost one thousand dollars.

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Buffalo, New York. Italian-American woman wiping the grease off her hands with paper before eating her lunch which she brought from home in the shop of the New York Car Wheel Company where she is a combination hooker (one who hooks things onto crane chains) and grinder.

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The door of Ditaranto's Market, owned and operated by Rocco Ditaranto.

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New York, New York. Italian - American seaman in the American Merchant Marine

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Italian market, Mulberry Street, New York

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Italian-American Traditions in Western New York

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Italian headquarters, Madison St., New Orleans, La.

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Italian Americans gather on apartment building fire escapes waving flags, probably celebrating the armistice between Italy and the Allies

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Two boy scouts talking to two Italian immigrant boys

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George Beban sitting in a chair with two girls standing on either side of him

 

Polish Americans:

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Polska Stacya, a Polish saloon, with children playing and men standing nearby

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Polish banker, John A. Krzywoszewski, sitting in a room in

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Polish Guard at Holy Name Cathedral

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Sculptor, Stanislaus Szukalski, standing in profile near one of his works in his studio

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Polish All Saints Cathedral, raising service banner, girls holding banner

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Tobacco barn on the farm of Mrs. Mary Smith, Polish-American tobacco farmer. Near Thompsonville, Connecticut

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Buffalo, New York. Polish-American woman operating a lathe which finishes part of the locomotive wheel at the New York Car Wheel Company, makers of locomotive wheels for the railroads.

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Oswego, New York. During United Nations week, a Polish naval officer addressing workers at the Columbia Mills in Polish; many of them are Polish-American.

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Buffalo, New York. Polish-American woman measuring part of a locomotive wheel with calipers. She operates the lathe on which it is being finished at the New York Car Wheel Company, makers of locomotive wheels for the railroads.

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Southington, Connecticut. At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists half of Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent. The Queen of May was Emily Shuvak, of Polish extraction; the king, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian.

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Polish Brotherhood Meeting Hall, 523 South Fifth Street, Jeannette, Westmoreland County, PA

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Polish All Saints Cathedral, raising service banner, crowd gathered around

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New Britain, Connecticut. John Evanoswki, twenty-six years old, Polish-American, employed at the Fafnir Bearing Company for seven years.

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Southington, Connecticut. At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists half of Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent. The Queen of the May was Emily Shuvak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian.

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POLISH-AMERICAN GIRLS

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One of the young spinners in the Quidwick Co. Mill. Anthony, R. I. (A Polish boy Willie) who was taking his noon rest in a doffer-box

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Philip Sowa - Polish - 14 years May 16, 1916, 256 Montauk St. First application to be doffer in card room of Shoe Mill. Liked to go to school. Location: Fall River, Massachusetts / Lewis W. Hine.

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Mrs. Bissie and family (Polish). They all work in fields near Baltimore in summer and have worked at Biloxi, Miss. for two years. Location: Baltimore, Maryland