Ellis Island, c.1907-1921


Newly arrived immigrants to Ellis Island, NY “awaiting examination”, c. 1907-1921.

Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no.LC-B201-5202-13]

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3 Responses to Ellis Island, c.1907-1921

  1. Gypsy Bev says:

    My grandparents would have been in that line just a few years earlier. How fine they were dressed hoping for a better life.

    • I noticed the same thing! What I’m also impressed with is how calm and in control they seem. The group in the front right-side of the photo has small children and they are calm, well-dressed, not crying and appear to be mess-free. How did they do it, I wonder?

      • Gypsy Bev says:

        Perhaps parents and children were so oppressed in their homeland, that they didn’t know how to be happy and energetic. Life to them was just survival…a sad state of affairs I imagine.

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