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"Men At Lunch" Tells The Story Of An Iconic Photograph And Immigration In America

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

This is the story of Manhattan's Little Italy. From the 1880's until the 1950's waves of Italian immigrants came to America and settled on Mulberry...

Women on a lunch break in the NYC. love the image and it's clear these debs are forward on the fact they work at a time when many wanted women to stay in the private sphere. Most inspiring.

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/

Neil Diamond - Coming to America With pictures of early European immigrants and American historical sites, i.e. Ellis Island.