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This pamphlet released by the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in 1923 outlines the best methods for integrating immigrants into the community.
New Homes For Wage Earners
This flyer advertises how the Octavia Hill Association makes and maintains homes for "wage-earners," making sure to clarify that their housing projects benefit immigrants to work and contribute to the economy.
Help Us Acquire
Newspaper ad asking for people to buy company stock in Octavia Hill Association reads "Help US Acquire Ownership or Management of Property Like This and rid the city of a menace by replacing it with a sanitary home that will yield a profit at a small…
Hector McIntosh Playground
This informational pamphlet describes the benefits of the Octavia Hill Association's project, the Hector McIntosh playground at Front and League Streets. Members of the Octavia Hill Association received this pamphlet so they could see how their money…
Friendly Rent Collectors
Newspaper ad from the Octavia Hill Association showing that Philadelphians could Americanize the foreign-born through friendly rent collectors.
Overview of immigrant home projects throughout the course of several years, including one project that had a "demoralizing effect on O.H.A. [Octavia Hill Association]." This list chronicled the organization's efforts to improve housing conditions for…
Map of a Philadelphia neighborhood showing the different immigrant communities who lived there.
Before and After
The OHA shows how they improved living conditions in Philadelphia, and they asked people to invest in their company stock
Adult Immigration English Class
This photo depicts adult immigrants learning English in a classroom. Gruenberg had to teach Irishmen how to read and write.
Immigrants in night school
This photo depicts immigrants taking classes in night school. When Gruenberg and her family arrived in Minnesota, her mother took classes to polish her English.