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'The Americanese Wall, As Congressman Burnett Would Build It'

Illustration depicts Uncle Sam as he looks down at three immigrants behind a wall labeled 'Literacy Test' and guarded by fountain pens,' March 1916. The text reads, in part, 'The Americanese Wall, as Congressman Burnett Would Build It,' a reference to the Congressman John Burnett-sponsored 1917 Immigration Act to applicants to pass a literacy test. (Photo by Library of Congress/Interim Archives/Getty Images)
'The Americanese Wall, As Congressman Burnett Would Build It'
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Credit:
Interim Archives / Contributor
Editorial #:
1070676572
Collection:
Archive Photos
Date created:
March 01, 1916
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Release info:
Not released. More information
Source:
Archive Photos
Object name:
literacytest001.jpg
Max file size:
3821 x 5490 px (12.74 x 18.30 in) - 300 dpi - 5 MB