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Yesterday

January 24, 2007

Leaving Manhattan

Arriving at Ellis Island


Looking at Liberty from Ellis Island

Registry Hall, Ellis Island
This is where hundreds of migrants would wait to hear their names called out for their medical and financial check


Later, it served as a hospital during the war

Didn’t post yesterday cause I was tiiiired…..But I went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Ellis Island was the Immigration Processing centre in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Hundred’s of thousands of migrants were processed here on their way through to New York and the rest of the country. This Museum is one of the best I’ve ever seen, in the way that it incorporates the stories of the people that went through it. Obviously, most of the people that were interviewed have since died. Most of them were very young children when they arrived and came through, and their stories are so moving and heartfelt. I really, really enjoyed it.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    January 24, 2007 10:02 pm

    wow!

    JJ

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