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

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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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