Magdalena Arguelles Photo Scan 1

Photo of Arguelles and family
This photo is a copy but the original was taken in 1970. Arguelles acquired it in 2011 from her mother’s collection of her father’s things (after his death). The photo was taken in Toronto, Canada. Left to right are pictured: Lester (brother), Magdalena (mother), Gene (brother), Jose (dad), Magdalena, Althea (sister). Arguelles said the photo may have been taken at a party because the people pictured all dressed up in “fineries” and food was served. Arguelles talked about her family’s early years of being immigrants in Canada. The family was intact but her parents still struggled. Arguelles said the photo makes her think of her experiences and struggles in the early years in Canada. Arguelles also highlighted her sister, who wrote a poem about Canada that won an award. Her sister’s poem was read over the school intercom and used an Indian word for the title, which sticks out for Arguelles. She was proud of her sister. They all struggled though they were different. Arguelles said she knows it was hard on her parents. 

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Title Magdalena Arguelles Photo Scan 1
Description Photo of Arguelles and family This photo is a copy but the original was taken in 1970. Arguelles acquired it in 2011 from her mother’s collection of her father’s things (after his death). The photo was taken in Toronto, Canada. Left to right are pictured: Lester (brother), Magdalena (mother), Gene (brother), Jose (dad), Magdalena, Althea (sister). Arguelles said the photo may have been taken at a party because the people pictured all dressed up in “fineries” and food was served. Arguelles talked about her family’s early years of being immigrants in Canada. The family was intact but her parents still struggled. Arguelles said the photo makes her think of her experiences and struggles in the early years in Canada. Arguelles also highlighted her sister, who wrote a poem about Canada that won an award. Her sister’s poem was read over the school intercom and used an Indian word for the title, which sticks out for Arguelles. She was proud of her sister. They all struggled though they were different. Arguelles said she knows it was hard on her parents. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this story do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Subjects
  • Homeland Memories Philippines WEB
  • Homeland Memories Philippines
  • Philippines Heritage
  • Philippines Collection
Summary SP-6570 - Magdalena Arguelles Photo Scan 1, [2018x1488], (image/jpeg), [Supp]
Creator(s)
  • John McKenna — Scanner
Contributor(s)
  • Magdaléna Arguelles — Participant

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