Yiddish/English Poster

For the more than two million Jews from the Russian Empire, Romania, and Austria-Hungary who entered the United States between 1881 and 1924, mastery of the English language was critical to successfully becoming "American," as this Yiddish/English poster, part of a 1936–1941 Federal Art Project in New York City, demonstrates.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Yiddish/English Poster." (Viewed on July 17, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/eastern-european-1-still-image>.

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