In 1952, we didn't look like these Germans >> Ellis Island?-----(My mom tried to dress us like she thought Americans looked, bless her heart.)

In 1952, we didn't look like these Germans >> Ellis Island?-----(My mom tried to dress us like she thought Americans looked, bless her heart.)

IMMIGRATION: "Jewish immigrants at the Immigrant Inspection Station" USA - New York, Ellis Island, circa 1900

IMMIGRATION: "Jewish immigrants at the Immigrant Inspection Station" USA - New York, Ellis Island, circa 1900

Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, NY disembark their vessel and carry all their worldly belongings with them.  Most of what they owned had to be left back in their country of origin -- the price they paid for the hope of a new start and a better life in America.

Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, NY disembark their vessel and carry all their worldly belongings with them. Most of what they owned had to be left back in their country of origin -- the price they paid for the hope of a new start and a better life in America.

Ellis Island Immigrants to America gazing upon the famed, Statue of Liberty -- New York harbor.

Ellis Island Immigrants to America gazing upon the famed, Statue of Liberty -- New York harbor.

Ellis Island Immigrants | Ellis Island Arriving Boat Packed by TravelPod Member Stevewall ...

Ellis Island Arriving Boat Packed by TravelPod Member Stevewall ... click to see full size!

Ellis Island Immigrants | Ellis Island Arriving Boat Packed by TravelPod Member Stevewall ...

Important cargo: This man and his two children were some of the 12 million to pass through Ellis Island

Gateway to America: Poignant black and white pictures of desperate immigrants arriving at Ellis Island

Important cargo: This man and his two children were some of the 12 million to pass through Ellis Island

24 Extraordinary Photos Of Immigrants Passing Though Ellis Island

24 Extraordinary Photos Of Immigrants Passing Though Ellis Island

Slovakian women. Portraits from Ellis Island, Augustus Sherman.

What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island

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