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Plan Your Trip to NYC's Historic Ellis Island

Ellis Island National Monument, New York Harbor, New York - Some of the many vintage luggage pieces at Ellis Island.

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Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty, #NYC. Visit both on a Statue Cruises Ferry with the CityPASS booklet: https://www.cityxplora.com/products/new-york-citypass

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Ellis Island formally opened January 1, 1892. American myths: American dream. From Rags to Riches. The New World.

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Immigrants at Ellis Island undergoing a health inspection, 1920. Many immigrants flocked to the United States during the 20's to escape poverty, war, or an over-ruling government.

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In 1952, we didn't look like these Germans >> Ellis Island?-----(My mom tried to dress us like she thought Americans looked, bless her heart.)

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The Great Hall, Ellis Island, NYC. Every aspiring family historian should go here. It's an amazing experience.

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Ellis Island Chalk Markings this is what inspectors put on the jackets of the immigrants so they new where to place them

Ellis Island Chalk Markings this is what inspectors put on the jackets of the immigrants so they new where to place them

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Immigrant at Ellis Island. New York, 1908. In all the uncertainty she has a home grown doll to give comfort.