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Check Out These Incredible Colorized Photos of Ellis Island Immigrants

Back in its heyday, New York’s Ellis Island was the busiest immigration inspection station in America, with some 12 million immigrants passing through its gates between 1892 and 1954. At its peak, some 5,000 people were inspected daily. Augustus Francis Sherman, the chief registry clerk at Ellis Island was an avid amateur photographer who documented the immigrants […]
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Humor / odd : The Presurfer

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Ellis Island Immigrants in Color

Humor / odd : Neatorama

Augustus Frederick Sherman was a clerk at Ellis Island from 1892 to 1925. He was also a gifted amateur photographer. Beginning in 1904, he took portraits of some of the immigrants who were detained for further examination. Sherman w...

This Is What America's Immigrants Looked Like When They Arrived On Ellis Island

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image credit New York Public Library Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island served as an immigration inspection station for millions of immigrants arriving into the United States. These images of people wearing their folk costumes were...

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