Group of Sikh immigrants
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Group of Sikh immigrants, Angel Island, c. 1910.

This hand-colored photograph has a paper label on the glass negative that reads "Made by the Latern Slide and Lecture Department of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 150 Fifth Street, New York City." The Methodist Episcopal Church gave English lessons and furnished small conforts of life such as towels, soap, toothbruthes and toothpaste, combs, stationery, and sewing supplies to the prospective immigrants. They also took photographs, probably as teaching tools for future missionaries. (Courtesy of California State Parks, State Museum Resource Center, Photo #231-18-87.)

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