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Ellis Island brought back to life in stunning images

The pictures were taken by Augustus Sherman, the chief registry clerk on Ellis Island - the gateway for 12 million immigrants passing through to start a new life in America between 1892 and 1954.
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Photos: Immigrants At Ellis Island, Through The Lens Of A Registry Clerk

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In the early 1900s, Ellis Island served as the United States' largest immigration station, processing up to 12 million immigrants between the years 1892 and 1954. One amateur photographer by the name of Augustus Sherman, who served ...

The Stoic Beauty of Early 20th Century Ellis Island Immigrants Dressed in Their Traditional Attire

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The New York Public Library has amassed an amazing collection of photographs taken by Augustus Sherman, amateur photographer and the Ellis Island Chief Registry Clerk, of the many immigrants who arrived to America through the infamo...

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