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Interview of Harry Reece about His First Trip to Chicago, Illinois, November 29, 1938

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Courtesy of Library of Congress, Bowman, Earl, "[Harry Reece (Daca)...His Story]," 29 November 1938


This interview was collected in 1938 by the Federal Writers’ Project, a component of the Work Projects Administration. In the interview, Harry Reece described his first trip to Chicago around 1900. Reece was born and grew up in rural Illinois.

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Source-Dependent Questions

  • According to Harry Reese, why were telephones, electricity, the phonograph and trolley cars such a curiosity to him?
  • According to Reese, why is his Uncle Bill Brandon well respected at home? Cite specific evidence from the document to support you answer.
  • How did Uncle Bill Brandon react to seeing a trolley car in Chicago? According to Reese, why did Brandon react that way?

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Bowman, Earl, "[Harry Reece (Daca)...His Story]," 29 November 1938. Courtesy of Library of Congress