National Geographic : 2001 Sep
FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback The Wife gels ;Keffle. St aes A ReII Thle kettle is empty. Sse puts an-tof te The ire fs hekeftle with wae SThe Keffles placed on the fire The:fre burns brigtfly. The water gets hot In the kettlk -TIe wafer bis. The Kelle is taken off the stovE The wife pours boiling wate on the coffee. She puts the coffee pot on thi stove. She pours boilng wafer lntfi ; She cooks the eggs in the pan Teggsared SIht akes heeggs out orfth TI eggsarepacedon tt Tn wife pours out ie coffee. id-vassaa Hm -- >__ 1 IMMIGRATION Cooking With Fresh Verbs An Italian immigrant makes an American breakfast aided by instructional materials from the YMCA. In the early decades of the 20th century such new comers to the United States were encouraged to take "Americanization" classes to speed their assimilation. Day and evening school sessions offered adults subjects including child care, hygiene, housekeeping, English-and courses in eliminating accents once English was learned. This photograph was first published in the April 1918 article "What Is It to Be an American?" You can send this month's Flashback as an electronic greeting card and access the Flashback photo archives at nationalgeographic.com/ ngm/flashback/0109. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358)ISPUBLSHED MONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1145 17THSTNW,WASHINGTON. DC20036-4688.$34.00AYEARFORU.S .DELIVERY, $5.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE ANDHANDING).PERIODICALS POSTAGEPAIDATWASHINGTON, DC,ANDATADDITIONAL MAILING OFFICES. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESSCHANGES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX63002,TAMPA, FL33663-3002.