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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 Immigrants Buying Railroad Tickets on Ellis Island

Photograph of Immigrants Buying Railroad Tickets on Ellis Island

Public Health Service Historical Photograph File

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

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

The Battery, New York - outside of barge office - landing of the emigrant passed from the ferry-boat which brings them from Ellis Island to the Battery

The Battery, New York - outside of barge office - landing of the emigr...

Illus. in: Quarantine sketches. The Maltine Company, [1902], [p. 23].

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 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

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

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

Slovak woman and children.

Slovak woman and children.

Digital ID: 418048. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... 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

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

Rev. Joseph Vasilon, Greek-Orthodox priest.

Rev. Joseph Vasilon, Greek-Orthodox priest.

Digital ID: 418050. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Notes: Identification from Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.34.... More

Bavarian man.

Bavarian man.

Digital ID: 418026. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Notes: Identified as 'Wilhelm Schleich, a miner from Hohenpeissenberg, Bavaria' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. ... More

Laplander.

Laplander.

Digital ID: 418041. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Notes: Identified as 'Sami woman from Finland' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1... More

Romanian woman.

Romanian woman.

Digital ID: 418028. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... More

Lapland children, possibly from Sweden.

Lapland children, possibly from Sweden.

Digital ID: 418037. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... More

Russian Cossacks.

Russian Cossacks.

Digital ID: 418045. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... More

Norwegian woman.

Norwegian woman.

Digital ID: 418040. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Notes: Formerly titled 'Swedish woman;' costume is from the west coast of Norway.. .Source: William Williams paper... More

Romanian women.

Romanian women.

Digital ID: 418027. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... More

Algerian man.

Algerian man.

Digital ID: 418058. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... More

Albanian soldier.

Albanian soldier.

Digital ID: 418054. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... More

Scottish boys.

Scottish boys.

Digital ID: 418038. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... 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

[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

Italian woman.

Italian woman.

Digital ID: 418029. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... More

Girl from Rattvik, province of Dalarna, Sweden.

Girl from Rattvik, province of Dalarna, Sweden.

Digital ID: 418035. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Notes: Formerly identified as 'Norwegian girl;' new title from Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-19... 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

Slovakian women.

Slovakian women.

Digital ID: 418049. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... More

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

Romanian piper.

Romanian piper.

Digital ID: 418031. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... 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

Bavarian man.

Bavarian man.

Digital ID: 418030. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Notes: Identified as 'Wilhelm Schleich' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-192... 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

Algerian man.

Algerian man.

Digital ID: 418036. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info ( http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital... More

Ellis Island - Romanian piper

Ellis Island - Romanian piper

Romanian piper, Ellis Island, by Augustus Francis Sherman

Dutch woman.

Dutch woman.

Digital ID: 418051. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]. .Notes: Identified as 'Protestant woman from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands' in Peter Mesenhol... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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