|Italian Agency, c.1902
In addition to selling steamship tickets for travel between Boston and Italy, Luigi D'Urso's Italian Agency located on Taylor Street just east of Halsted provided notary services, currency exchange, and international money transfers. Such services were particularly necessary for the many Italian immigrants who maintained close ties to their place of origin, shipping money home or arranging travel for themselves or family members. A portrait of King Victor Emmanuel III hangs just to the left of the agency's door.
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