Eunice Liu is a Corporate Archivist for Wells Fargo.
Wells Fargo’s first known Spanish-language advertisement, published in 1855. It was created by Dr. Henry R. Myles who managed the Los Angeles Wells Fargo office.
In 1886, Wells Fargo published the “Guide for the Department of Sales and Commissions of Wells Fargo: Where and How to Buy American-Manufactured Items.” The Spanish publication was a catalog used by Mexican consumers and business owners to order and purchase a variety of items from U.S. manufacturers.
Newspaper advertisement for Wells Fargo & Company’s Italian Department, 18 Chatham Square, New York.
An application for foreign remittance in Romanian from 1914. From the 1800s to today, immigrants depend on remittances to send money home to family in their home countries.
Spanish translation of a 1947 advertisement for American Trust Company, now Wells Fargo.
This advertisement for the bank ran in a Chinese American Citizens Alliance brochure in 1963. Wells Fargo Bank Manager Lyman Jang offered in-language services to his customers in San Francisco’s Chinatown branch. This early translation of the bank’s name was later changed by Jang to better reflect the interests of his customers.
A Spanish brochure for checking accounts from 1970.
A 1975 advertisement for Wells Fargo & Company in Arabic.
Brochure for Wells Fargo Bank in Chinese, 1979.
First Interstate Bank of California, a predecessor bank, published this multi-language cover upon the occasion of an International Division conference in 1983.
A 1996 brochure for remittance services, printed in Spanish.
In addition to Chinese in-language materials for Lunar New Year, Wells Fargo also created Vietnamese language versions for those celebrating Tết.
A 1998 brochure for Wells Fargo Bank in Korean.
Advertisement for Wells Fargo Express Send service printed in Tagalog.
A Spanish brochure for online banking services.
Advertisement for financial products and services in Vietnamese.
Bilingual brochure offering both print and audio translation services for Chinese-speaking customers.
Wells Fargo’s long history of serving Spanish-speaking customers
La larga trayectoria de Wells Fargo de brindar servicios a los clientes hispanohablantes
Translating Wells Fargo one Chinese character at a time