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Story of Argentina immigrants in New York City. Elvira, the daughter explains money orders to her mother, who was planning to send money to their family in Argentina. Elvira and her mother run in to Peter Corwin, who helps to remove something that has gotten into Elvira's eye. Peter offers to take Elvira to the drug store for a soda while her mother goes home.
Peter explains things like the use of fire boxes to call the fire department, English expressions, soda fountains in drug stores, hospitals and doctors.
See also Catalog # 69765 "Let's Speak American : Americans By Choice."
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69764
Municipal archives id: LT788