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In a strange land, asking the way
In a strange land, asking the way
TitleIn a strange land, asking the way
Date of Original1874
CreatorWorth, Thomas, 1834-1917
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionTwo men, two women and two children on street in native dress, apparently asking for assistance from man dressed in suit and top hat who is reading a document in his hands. Immigrants are carrying small bags and one woman sitting on small trunk with 'Zwischendek' label on side. Sign on brick wall of building reads "Route to the West with out change of cars".
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General SubjectEthnic
Subject (LCTGM)Immigrants
Ethnic groups
Signs (Notices)
Subject (LCSH)Russian Germans
LocationBaltimore (Md.)
United States
Item NumberFolio 102.EtG47.2
Format of OriginalLithographs
Dimensions of Original26 x 24 cm.
Publisher of OriginalHarper's Magazine Co.
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"Asking the Way.... Apropos of our illustration we may mention the recent arrival at Baltimore of the first installment of Mennonite emigrants from Russia. They are 185 in number, and bring with them $60, 000 in gold. They represent that they obtained permission to emigrate with great difficulty, and on payment of a large sum of money to the Russian government. They came from the neighborhood of Odessa, and will settle in Nebraska or Dakota. When they left home the other members of the sect in Southern Russia were only awaiting news of what privileges will be granted by this government before commencing preparations to follow. They desire to come to the United States rather than go to Canada, although special inducements have been held out to them by the Canadian government. An intelligent emigrant, who has charge of this little flock, states that all of the 25, 000 Mennonites in Southern Russia hope to cross the Atlantic and settle here within the year. The question of allowing them a large grant of government lands is under consideration by Congress" - Part of text accompanying image.
NotesTitle from image caption.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
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Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.EtG47.2)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00049
Original SourceHarper's Weekly, May 30, 1874. p. 452.
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