Joys and Sorrows: Lewis Hine at Ellis Island

Slavic Immigrant at Ellis Island 1905

Beds, three tiers high, were still not sufficient to accommodate the 5,000 immigrants who arrived daily. Many, like this young woman, were forced to sleep on benches, chairs, or on the floor. Photo-study by Lewis W. Hine

Beds, three tiers high, were still not sufficient to accommodate the 5,000 immigrants who arrived daily. Many, like this young woman, were forced to sleep on benches, chairs, or on the floor. Photo-study by Lewis W. Hine

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