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An Albanian woman wearing her native costume

An Albanian woman wearing her native costume

An Albanian woman wearing her native costume, photographed at Ellis Island, NY.

Danish man.

Danish man.

Digital ID: 418053. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [1909]. .Notes: Identified as 'Peter Meyer -- [age] 57, Denmark. [SS] 'Mauretania' Apr. 30 -- '09' from Svendberg, in Peter Mesenhol... more

Serbian Gypsies

Serbian Gypsies

Author: Augustus Francis Sherman (1865–1925)

 Italian at Ellis Island

Italian at Ellis Island

Lewis Wickes Hine (United States, 1874-1940). Italian at Ellis Island

Photograph of a Group of Immigrants Outside a Building on Ellis Island

Photograph of a Group of Immigrants Outside a Building on Ellis Island

Public Health Service Historical Photograph File

Photograph of Immigrants Outside a Building on Ellis Island

Photograph of Immigrants Outside a Building on Ellis Island

Public Health Service Historical Photograph File

Photograph of Immigrants Buying Railroad Tickets on Ellis Island

Photograph of Immigrants Buying Railroad Tickets on Ellis Island

Public Health Service Historical Photograph File

Public Health Service officers examining immigrants arriving to Ellis Island

Public Health Service officers examining immigrants arriving to Ellis ...

Public Health Service physicians checking immigrants arriving to the United States for signs of illness. The immigration law of 1891 made it mandatory that all immigrants coming into the United States undergo h... more

Ellis Island, NY: Castle Gardens as an Immigration Center between 1855-1892

Ellis Island, NY: Castle Gardens as an Immigration Center between 1855...

Master File Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Personalities, World Events, and American Economic, Social, and Cultural Life

Immigrants Landing at Ellis Island

Immigrants Landing at Ellis Island

Immigrants Landing at Ellis Island

Ellis Island, May, 1902.

Ellis Island, May, 1902.

Digital ID: 417076. 1902. .Notes: Similar to preceeding view, but showing more of building at left. Commissioner Williams wrote of this photograph, 'Typical of the grounds as I found them' (Vol. I, p. 4, Willi... more

Ellis Island, May, 1902 : a view of the grounds adjoining on...

Ellis Island, May, 1902 : a view of the grounds adjoining on...

Digital ID: 417075. Ellis Island, May, 1902 : a view of the grounds adjoining one of the buildings, stewn with rubble, debris and building materials.. 1902. .Notes: See next photograph also.. .Source: Photogra... more

View of Ellis Island lawn, with New York skyline in distance...

View of Ellis Island lawn, with New York skyline in distance...

Digital ID: 417068. View of Ellis Island lawn, with New York skyline in distance.. ca. 1903. .Notes: 'Lawns and hedges after one year's growth,' according to Commissioner Williams (Vol. I, p. 45 front, William... more

View of Ellis Island buildings.

View of Ellis Island buildings.

Digital ID: 416789. ca. 1903. .Notes: Similar to no. 37. 'Lawns and hedges after one year's growth' is the caption assigned by Commissioner Williams (Vol. I, p. 45 front, Williams scrapbooks); the date is ther... more

Group photograph captioned 'Hungarian Gypsies all of whom we...

Group photograph captioned 'Hungarian Gypsies all of whom we...

Digital ID: 417071. Group photograph captioned 'Hungarian Gypsies all of whom were deported' in The New York Times, Sunday Feb. 12, 1905. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. 1902-1905. .Not... more

View of Ellis Island buildings.

View of Ellis Island buildings.

Digital ID: 416786. ca. 1904-1905. .Notes: 'Lawns and hedges after two year's growth,' according to Commissioner Williams (Vol. I, p. 67 back, Williams scrapbooks).. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-... more

Lewis W. Hine - Immigrant Family in the Baggage Room of Ellis Island

Lewis W. Hine - Immigrant Family in the Baggage Room of Ellis Island

Immigrant Family in the Baggage Room of Ellis Island

[Emigrants in "pens" at Ellis Island, New York, probably on or near Christmas --note the decorations]

[Emigrants in "pens" at Ellis Island, New York, probably on or near Ch...

Photograph shows room filled with immigrants sitting in numbered pens

Ellis Island - Romanian piper

Ellis Island - Romanian piper

Romanian piper, Ellis Island, by Augustus Francis Sherman

Pipers.

Pipers.

Digital ID: 1206550. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. .Notes: Identified as 'Romanian shepherds' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.6... more

Italian woman.

Italian woman.

Digital ID: 418055. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/expl... more

Romanian shepherd.

Romanian shepherd.

Digital ID: 418046. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/expl... more

Serbian Gypsies.

Serbian Gypsies.

Digital ID: 418043. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]. .Notes: Identified in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.130: Rome fami... more

Ruthenian woman.

Ruthenian woman.

Digital ID: 418034. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/expl... more

Russian Cossacks.

Russian Cossacks.

Digital ID: 418042. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/expl... more

Ruthenian woman.

Ruthenian woman.

Digital ID: 418052. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/expl... more

Climbing into America by Lewis Hine

Climbing into America by Lewis Hine

"Climbing into America, Ellis Island," gelatin silver print, by the American photographer Lewis W. Hine. Yale University Art Gallery, gift of Lisa Rosenblum, B.A. 1975. Courtesy of Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Greek woman.

Greek woman.

Digital ID: 418047. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [1909]. .Notes: Captioned print reproduced in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.78... more

Another view of the ferry boat, as it nears Battery Park. Th...

Another view of the ferry boat, as it nears Battery Park. Th...

Digital ID: 417070. Another view of the ferry boat, as it nears Battery Park. The building under construction (right of center) is the U.S. Customs House, built from 1902-1906.. 1902-1913. .Notes: This photo a... more

Dutch children.

Dutch children.

Digital ID: 1206545. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. .Notes: Identified in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.86: Dutch siblings from t... more

Group photograph of newly-arrived immigrants in native costu...

Group photograph of newly-arrived immigrants in native costu...

Digital ID: 417072. Group photograph of newly-arrived immigrants in native costumes, some with turbans, some with fezzes.. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digital... more

View of garden with greenhouse and arched trellises adjoinin...

View of garden with greenhouse and arched trellises adjoinin...

Digital ID: 416759. View of garden with greenhouse and arched trellises adjoining Ellis Island structure.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28879.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 19... more

View of the New York skyline from the observation roof atop ...

View of the New York skyline from the observation roof atop ...

Digital ID: 416768. View of the New York skyline from the observation roof atop one wing of the Immigration Station, Ellis Island.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28940. Commissioner Wil... more

A view of Ellis Island taken from the harbor. At the center ...

A view of Ellis Island taken from the harbor. At the center ...

Digital ID: 416782. A view of Ellis Island taken from the harbor. At the center is the Immigration Station; one of the boats in the pier is the John E. Moore.. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1... more

Immigrants seated on long benches, Main Hall, U.S. Immigrati...

Immigrants seated on long benches, Main Hall, U.S. Immigrati...

Digital ID: 417074. Immigrants seated on long benches, Main Hall, U.S. Immigration Station.. ca. 1907-1912. .Notes: Commissioner Williams captioned this photograph 'Inspection floor as rearranged with benches.... more

Detail of front entrance, U.S. Immigration Station, Ellis Is...

Detail of front entrance, U.S. Immigration Station, Ellis Is...

Digital ID: 416755. Detail of front entrance, U.S. Immigration Station, Ellis Island.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28873.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ... more

Immigrant Station, Ellis Island, with ferry docked at adjace...

Immigrant Station, Ellis Island, with ferry docked at adjace...

Digital ID: 416752. Immigrant Station, Ellis Island, with ferry docked at adjacent pier.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 7460.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more inf... more

Immigrants Approaching Statue of Liberty

Immigrants Approaching Statue of Liberty

Immigrants Approaching Statue of Liberty. Created in the 1910's and according to Getty published in 1915. Author died in 1929.

View of the Immigration Station, Ellis Island (front side).

View of the Immigration Station, Ellis Island (front side).

Digital ID: 416766. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28938.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?col_id=165 ) ... more

Ivy-covered exterior of Ellis Island building.

Ivy-covered exterior of Ellis Island building.

Digital ID: 416758. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28878.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?col_id=165 ) ... more

A group of immigrants, most wearing fezzes, surrounding a la...

A group of immigrants, most wearing fezzes, surrounding a la...

Digital ID: 417073. A group of immigrants, most wearing fezzes, surrounding a large vessel which is decorated with the star and crescent symbol of the Moslem religion and the Ottoman Turks.. 1902-1913. .Source:... more

Large hall with tellers' cages marked 'money exchange' and '...

Large hall with tellers' cages marked 'money exchange' and '...

Digital ID: 416774. Large hall with tellers' cages marked 'money exchange' and 'railroad tickets to all points.'. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 29168.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Isl... more

View of Ellis Island buildings and two ferries at pier; appa...

View of Ellis Island buildings and two ferries at pier; appa...

Digital ID: 416767. View of Ellis Island buildings and two ferries at pier; apparently taken from atop the Immigration Station building.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28939.. .Source: ... more

View of one wing of the Immigration Station, Ellis Island.

View of one wing of the Immigration Station, Ellis Island.

Digital ID: 416772. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 29164.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?col_id=165 ) ... more

View of Ellis Island buildings, with garden and trellises in...

View of Ellis Island buildings, with garden and trellises in...

Digital ID: 416769. View of Ellis Island buildings, with garden and trellises in foreground.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 29019.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (mor... more

Similar to preceding view, but showing more of building at l...

Similar to preceding view, but showing more of building at l...

Digital ID: 416788. Similar to preceding view, but showing more of building at left.. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/... more

Ferry boat, the Ellis Island, which is also marked Departmen...

Ferry boat, the Ellis Island, which is also marked Departmen...

Digital ID: 417069. Ferry boat, the Ellis Island, which is also marked Department of Commerce and Labor, U.S. Immigration Service.. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http:... more

View of part of the front facade of the Immigration Station;...

View of part of the front facade of the Immigration Station;...

Digital ID: 416778. View of part of the front facade of the Immigration Station; the New York skyline is barely discernable through the haze in the background.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes:... more

Ready for travel and going north, south and west. Immigrants...

Ready for travel and going north, south and west. Immigrants...

Digital ID: 416753. Ready for travel and going north, south and west. Immigrants with baggage lined up at teller's windows marked money exchange.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 7465.. .... more

Exterior of Ellis Island building, showing ivy-covered wall,...

Exterior of Ellis Island building, showing ivy-covered wall,...

Digital ID: 416761. Exterior of Ellis Island building, showing ivy-covered wall, porch and balcony with flower boxes, well-kept lawn and hedge.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28881.. .S... more

A view of the front facade, Immigration Station, Ellis Islan...

A view of the front facade, Immigration Station, Ellis Islan...

Digital ID: 416785. A view of the front facade, Immigration Station, Ellis Island.. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?c... more

Alsace-Lorraine girl.

Alsace-Lorraine girl.

Digital ID: 418033. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]. .Notes: Identified as 'Girl from the Kochersberg region near Strasbourg, Alsace' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherm... more

Immigrants undergoing medical examination.

Immigrants undergoing medical examination.

Digital ID: 416754. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28232.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?col_id=165 ) ... more

View of fountain in garden adjoining Ellis Island building.

View of fountain in garden adjoining Ellis Island building.

Digital ID: 416787. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?col_id=165 ) ). .Repository: The New York Public Library. Photogr... more

An excellent view of the front facade of the Immigration Sta...

An excellent view of the front facade of the Immigration Sta...

Digital ID: 416779. An excellent view of the front facade of the Immigration Station; a boat is docked in front.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 29177.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Isl... more

Another view of Ellis Island from the harbor, but showing a ...

Another view of Ellis Island from the harbor, but showing a ...

Digital ID: 416783. Another view of Ellis Island from the harbor, but showing a front view of the Immigration Station.. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgal... more

Dining hall on Ellis Island.

Dining hall on Ellis Island.

Digital ID: 416771. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 29162.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?col_id=165 ) ... more

Another view of Ellis Island from the harbor, showing variou...

Another view of Ellis Island from the harbor, showing variou...

Digital ID: 416784. Another view of Ellis Island from the harbor, showing various buildings.. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/... more

Passed and waiting to be taken off Ellis Island.

Passed and waiting to be taken off Ellis Island.

Digital ID: 416751. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 7448.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?col_id=165 ) )... more

Buildings near Ellis Island pier; immigrants can be seen wit...

Buildings near Ellis Island pier; immigrants can be seen wit...

Digital ID: 416770. Buildings near Ellis Island pier; immigrants can be seen with trunks and luggage.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 29023.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1... more

View of garden and greenhouse on Ellis Island.

View of garden and greenhouse on Ellis Island.

Digital ID: 416762. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28883.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?col_id=165 ) ... more

Large dining hall, empty except for about ten members of the...

Large dining hall, empty except for about ten members of the...

Digital ID: 416775. Large dining hall, empty except for about ten members of the dining hall staff. The place settings consist of a worn porcelain-enameled plate, a fork and knife.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographe... more

View of garden with trellises adjoining Ellis Island buildin...

View of garden with trellises adjoining Ellis Island buildin...

Digital ID: 416757. View of garden with trellises adjoining Ellis Island building.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28877.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( h... more

View of Ellis Island grounds with plantings; buildings to re...

View of Ellis Island grounds with plantings; buildings to re...

Digital ID: 416760. View of Ellis Island grounds with plantings; buildings to rear.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28880.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( ... more

A view of an Ellis Island pier; the boat docked here is mark...

A view of an Ellis Island pier; the boat docked here is mark...

Digital ID: 416781. A view of an Ellis Island pier; the boat docked here is marked 'Ellis Island' and 'Department of Commerce and Labor.'. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis... more

[View of one wing of the Immigration Station, Ellis Island, ...

[View of one wing of the Immigration Station, Ellis Island, ...

Digital ID: 416773. [View of one wing of the Immigration Station, Ellis Island, showing New York skyline in the distance.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 29167.. .Source: Photographs of ... more

Uncle Sam, host. Immigrants being served a free meal at Elli...

Uncle Sam, host. Immigrants being served a free meal at Elli...

Digital ID: 416780. Uncle Sam, host. Immigrants being served a free meal at Ellis Island.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalg... more

View of harbor from Ellis Island.

View of harbor from Ellis Island.

Digital ID: 416763. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28933.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/?col_id=165 ) ... more

Ferry, the Laura, at Ellis Island pier; part of the Immigrat...

Ferry, the Laura, at Ellis Island pier; part of the Immigrat...

Digital ID: 416764. Ferry, the Laura, at Ellis Island pier; part of the Immigration Station is visible at right.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28895.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Isl... more

The pens at Ellis Island, main hall. These people have passe...

The pens at Ellis Island, main hall. These people have passe...

Digital ID: 416750. The pens at Ellis Island, main hall. These people have passed the first mental inspection.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 7442.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island... more

Immigrants waiting in line for processing by Immigration Bur...

Immigrants waiting in line for processing by Immigration Bur...

Digital ID: 416756. Immigrants waiting in line for processing by Immigration Bureau officials.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 28875.. .Source: Photographs of Ellis Island, 1902-1913. (m... more

View of a long corridor within one of the Ellis Island build...

View of a long corridor within one of the Ellis Island build...

Digital ID: 416777. View of a long corridor within one of the Ellis Island buildings; a booth marked post office stands on the left.. Levick, Edwin -- Photographer. 1902-1913. .Notes: No. 29172.. .Source: Phot... more

A representative of the New York Bible Society distributing bibles and religious literature to the emigrants at Ellis Island, New York City

A representative of the New York Bible Society distributing bibles and...

Photograph shows a man distributing Bibles to emigrants at Ellis Island, N.Y.

Guadeloupean woman.

Guadeloupean woman.

Digital ID: 418039. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [1911]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/... more

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