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Ellis Island formally opened January 1, 1892. American myths: American dream. From Rags to Riches. The New World.


Immigrants at Ellis Island in the early 1900s wait to have a physical examination. Doctors and inspectors decided who was healthy enough to be allowed to stay in the United States.

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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.)


Hungarian mother and daughters specially dressed for their arrival in America.


Immigrants at Ellis Island undergoing a health inspection, 1920. Many immigrants flocked to the United States during the 20's to escape poverty, war, or an over-ruling government.


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.