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American History - Immigration Project

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1: Left: This is a photo of an identification card. This is similar to the one my immigrant, Petitto Vittorius would have received. He was one of the many Italians that came to America in the 1800s. Like many others, he and his family came to America because of overpopulation and poverty. | First Remembrance

2: Right: This is a photo of an Italian family that just arrived in America. Just like Petitto Vittorius and many others, they were poor and only had a few belongings and each other. | Second Remembrance

3: Dear Francesco, We finally made it to America, the trip here was like no other. The ship was so crowded and Adelina got very sick. She is getting better though, now that we are on land. It's hard readjusting, there are so many different sounds, smells, and sights here. I hope you and your family make it here safe. See you soon. Your Friend, Petitto Vittorius | Third Remembrance

4: Fourth Remembrance | Right: This is a photo of a Italian-owned corner store. At first people like Petitto sold fruit at the French Market. Soon, he was able to open up his own business, a corner store. Other immigrants also took advantage of opening up their own corner stores and restaurants.

5: Fifth Remembrance | Left: This photo is of a tenement building in New York. Petitto along with his family lived in one. They were very crowded, there was only one bathroom on each floor, no heating and cooling systems, and often no running water to the families' apartments. Many lived in ethnic communities because they could spend time with those who spoke the same language. And feel as though they still were back in their homeland.

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