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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August Sherman worked during these years as the chief official in the registration department on Ellis Island in New York, which for many years was the "gateway" through which immigrants entered the United States. Having access to immigrants who were detained for one reason or another, he asked them to wear their best suits and took pictures. For the first time, some of these photographs from the Sherman collection were published in the 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

A Sami woman from Finland

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

A woman from 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

Shepherd from Romania

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

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 years old, 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 two daughters

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

A woman from Italy

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

A woman from Italy

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

A boy from India

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

A woman from Guadeloupe

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

A 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 USA as a "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

A man from Algeria

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

A soldier from Albania

Keywords: National Geographic | XX century | Immigrants | Portrait | USA | B/w

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