melting pot

November 21, 2009

ruthenian woman

i love looking at the new york public library’s digital galleries. check out these fantastic portraits from their collection of images from ellis island taken between 1902 and 1914. really makes me wish we still dressed traditionally. isn’t america beautiful?

guadeloupean woman

german stowaway (!!!)

laplander children (possibly swedish)

romanian piper

italian woman

turkish man

a family of seven sons and one daughter

dutch women

slovak woman and children

immigrant family looking for lost baggage

the pens at ellis ssland, main hall. these people have passed the first mental inspection


the gifts just keep on giving
west side story
going up!

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One Response to melting pot

  1. Pattycake on November 21, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Awesome pics.Yesterday was Mexican revolution day, and I got to enjoy watching children parade around town in traditional Mexican clothes from 100 years ago. Very cool!

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