30 Powerful Photos Of Ellis Island Immigrants Who Are The True Faces Of America
About 40 percent of U.S. citizens can trace at least one ancestor back to Ellis Island.
Ellis Island was considered newsworthiness of the scene. But this amateur photographer, Augustus as the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 till 1934. During that period, many photographers were drawn to this place driven either by general human interest or because of the Sherman, was not like others. He thought the other way round and captured unique pictures of countless immigrants in his camera when they were attempted to gain entrance into the United States.
These photographs are powerful enough to tell you what exactly a life of immigrant can be. Have a look!
1. An Albanian soldier
Some immigrants were held on Island for a few days or weeks before getting approval.
2. Algerian Man in traditional
The meals were free upon arriving, to each immigrant. Sometimes it was only the ice creams or bananas provided to them.
3. The girl in the photo is identified from the Kochersberg region near Strasbourg, Alsace
4. A miner from Hohenpeissenberg, Bavaria
5. Cossack man from the steppes of Russia
6. 57-year-old Man from Svendborg, Denmark (30 april, 1909)
7. The Dutch protestant women: "Sisters with their Mother from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands"
8. Dutch siblings from the Island of Marken (circa 1905)
They both were holding religious tracts with them.
9. Protestant woman from Zuid-Beveland, The Netherlands
10. Women from Guadeloupe in their traditional attire
11. A tattooed German stowaway allegedly deported in May 1911
12. A Greek-Orthodox priest, Rev. Joseph Vasilon, (circa 1905)
13. A Greek Evzone, member of a light infantry unit in the Greek army
14. A Greek woman, June 1909
15. A Guadeloupean woman, 1911
On January 1, 1892, more than 600 immigrants passed through on the very first day of Ellis Island's operation.
16. Romani family
An Italian woman, (circa 1906)
80% of immigrants were processed and approved in just some hours.
18. Another Italian immigrant
On April 17, 1907, the highest number of immigrants to reach on Ellis Island in a single day was 11,747.
19. Swedish children in Lapland costume
20. Originally titled "Swedish woman,"....
..but the name got changed when it was recognised that the woman's clothing is actually originated from the west coast of Norway.
21. A young Swedish girl from the Rattvik providence of Dalarna
22. A Romanian man poses with his instrument
23. A Romanian shepherd
Poor passengers were kept on the island for physical inspections and further legal questioning. It was totally opposed in the case of wealthier arrivals
24. Russian Cossacks, armed and in full dress
25. Ruthenian woman in traditional attire
26. A Laplander woman from Finland
27. Traditionally dressed Scottish kids
28. Captioned "Hungarian Gypsies all of whom were deported," this photo appeared in The New York Times on February 12, 1905
29. Romanian shepherds, one posing with his pipe
30. Slovakian women
It is reckoned that about 40 percent of U.S. citizens can trace at least one ancestor back to Ellis Island.