Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

Categories: Culture | History | North America

Amazing photos clearly demonstrate the diversity and dissimilarity of the different cultures of those people who arrived in the United States at the beginning of the XX century with the hope of starting a new life. Initially, the black-and-white photographs were taken by August Sherwood, an amateur photographer and employee who registered immigrants arriving on Ellis Island. Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million people were registered.

The photos were colorized by colorists from Dynamichrome and will be published in the photobook The Paper Time Machine.

Portraits from 100 years ago also show stunning national costumes, which were most often the best clothes of people who decided to give up everything and go to America in search of a better life.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

Children who arrived from Lapland. Most likely, brother and sister. 1910.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

A young man from India, 1911.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

A man from Romania.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

A man from Algeria in national clothes, 1910.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

An Italian woman in a traditional headdress, 1910.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

A girl from the Alsace-Lorraine region, which at that time was part of Germany, and after the First World War became part of France. 1906.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

An Orthodox priest from Greece, 1910.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

The Dane, 1910.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

A young man from Algeria, 1910.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

A girl from Norway, 1910.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

A woman from the Netherlands, 1910.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

A native of Albania, 1911.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

The girl from Guadeloupe, 1911.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

A woman from Lapland, 1910.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

Rusinka, 1910. Rusyns inhabited the territory that historically belonged to the Galician-Volyn Principality. It ceased to exist in the XIV century, and its lands were divided among other states.

Color centennial photographs of immigrants who arrived in the United States reveal the contrast of cultures

Ellis Island.

Keywords: XX century | Immigrants | Colorization | Hope | Clothes | Differences | Portrait | Portraits | USA | Photographer | Color photos

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