The Ellis Island Immigration Station opens. The first immigrant to pass through was a “rosy-cheeked Irish girl,” Annie Moore, age from County Cork; she came with her two younger brothers to join their parents in New York City.
Contemporary Sketch of Annie Moore. At fifteen, Annie Moore left Ireland with her two younger brothers to join their parents in America and was the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island. Inspiration for Aunt Nora's traveling outfit.
Scottish boys at Ellis Island. Digital ID: Sherman, Augustus F. Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.
Pocahontas (born Matoaka, and later known as Rebecca Rolfe, c. 1595 – March was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a netwo
Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell. This is a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher when Helen was a child.