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Lewis Wickes Hine - Mona Lisa visits Ellis Island, Italian immigrant mother with child, 1905

These rarely seen photographs were shot by Lewis Hine, an 'acclaimed chronicler of the era' when countless immigrants first made it to the shores of the Un

Italian Immigrant.

Italian immigrant Italian mother and child after arriving in Ellis Island. (Photo courtesy of Preus Museum.), traditional American specialties called ‘spaghetti with meatballs,’

Italian immigrants look towards the Statue of Liberty as their ship approaches Ellis Island

While admission decisions were made by the Immigration Service, the law required medical inspection of immigrants by the United States Public Health Service

[Dutch women immigrants at Ellis Island, New York.]

What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island Three Dutch women. Portraits from Ellis Island, Augustus Sherman.

Italian family looking for lost baggage, Ellis Island 1905 by Lewis Hine

Over four million Italians entered the United States between Are your ancestors among them? Get started now exploring your Italian roots.

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We were given inspections in order to enter Ellis Island. The inspector checked for physical and mental problems and any signs of disease.

Gateway to a New World: Rare Photos From Ellis Island | TIME

Gateway to a New World: Rare Photos From Ellis Island

Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesCaption from LIFE. "Antonio Magnani copes with his children and fat briefcase holding his entry papers.

YMCA social welfare worker Ludmila Foxlee with an immigrant girl on Ellis Island c. 1920s. Foxlee is dressed in peasant garb.

YMCA social welfare worker Ludmila Foxlee with an immigrant girl on Ellis Island c. Foxlee is dressed in peasant garb. National Park Service, Statue of Liberty NM

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