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Business correspondence between state and local German-language press.
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The business angle: owners of telephone exchange ruminate on business consequences were local German speakers not in need of phone lines.

Employees of the Korn Baking Company in Davenport pose for a photograph around a giant pretzel.
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Supportive of Babel, notes the irksome prevalence of foreign languages in stores.
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Banker notes they sometimes send out foreign-language advertisements and wonder whether this is still permissible.
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Author notes the many disloyal Americans "jabbering German" in the city.
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Lewis notes brazen German speaking in businesses throughout Fenton.
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Letter addressed to Metcalf explaining how German Americans residing in Onawa have been more involved in the war movement. And how they have taken the American standpoint in regards to war.

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Jacob Naumann's account book from the mid-nineteenth century, showing Naumann's transition from German to English as a language of both public business and personal memory.
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