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IMMIGRATION: Man awaits turn at an inspector's station on Ellis Island. Included in the process: general health, eyes (for disease), intelligence, destination and criminal record (if known) would be examined.
Grants Tomb. The other building you see in this postcard atop the bluff is the Claremont Inn, a country home that dated back to 1788. It had been acquired by the city after the Civil War and was run as a restaurant until its demolition in 1950. The ferry landings on the Hudson River below the tomb; in its earliest years, reaching the memorial via the river from downtown was the easiest way to go.