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Ellis Island — photographs, mostly courtesy of Library of Congress

Aerial views of Ellis Island
Two superb aerial views of Ellis Island ; one early and one recent
Aboard Ship
Two wonderful photographs of immigrants aboard ships approaching New York. (ships unknown)
Arriving at Ellis Island
A water view of Ellis Island, circa 1905 and two great photographs of immigrants arriving at Ellis.
Examination and Inspection at Ellis Island
Awaiting examination ; overhead view of the Examination Hall ; eye Inspection
Detained or Hospitalized
Detention pen — on the roof of the main building where emigrants held for deportation could go in fine weather ; Held at Ellis Island — undesirable emigrants to be taken back by steamship company that brought them ; New hospital building, Ellis Island; quarantine buildings on Swinburn Island and Hoffman Island.
Discharged and on their way
Final Discharge ; Four immigrants and their belongings ; Waiting for the Ellis Island ferry


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