Men at Lunch tells the story of early 20th century immigration in America; of how modern-day New York emerged in the throes of the Great Depression; of the fundamental importance of iron workers, both then and now, particularly as the descendants of the early Irish iron workers rebuild the World Trade Center; and how one simple snapshot has captured the imaginations of people the world over.
Holland America Line founded as the Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij & offered its first trans-Atlantic crossing from New York to Rotterdam in 1872. Thousands of Dutch immigrants arrived in the U.S. with ships like these in the 19th & early 20th century. Poster, ca. 1880
Little Italy, home of the San Gennaro Festival, was the longtime dwelling place of Italian immigrants when they first started moving to America in the early 19th century. http://americas-best-bus.com/blog/