20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

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Augustus Sherman worked in these years, the chief official in the office of records at Ellis island in new York, who was for many years the "gateway" through which immigrants came into the United States. Having access to the immigrants who were detained for one reason or another, he asked them to wear the best costumes and photographed. For the first time some of these photos are from the collection of Sherman was published in National Geographic magazine in 1907.

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

Wilhelm Schleich, Bavaria

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

Sami woman from Finland

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

A woman from the Ruthenia

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

A woman from Romania

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

The shepherd from Romania

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

A musician from Romania

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

A priest by the name of Vasilon from Greece

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

A woman from Holland

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

Peter Meyer from Denmark, 57, who arrived on the ship "Mauritania"

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

A woman from Norway

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

A woman from Holland with her two daughters

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

The woman from Italy

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

The woman from Italy

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

Boy from India

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

Woman of Guadeloupe

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

Woman from Alsace, Germany

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

A guy from Germany, who came to the U.S. "hare"

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

Russian Cossack

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

The man from Algeria

20 portraits of immigrants to America at the beginning of the last century

Soldiers from Albania

Keywords: United States | History | Portrait | National Geographic | Immigrants | B/W | Society | XX century

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