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100-Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants Reveal Incredible Outfits

12 million men, women, and children arrived at Ellis Island, New York, between 1892 and 1954 to start a new life in the USA, often dressed in their finest clothes. The portraits show immigrants wearing the national dress of their country of origin. The Presurfer
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