Joys and Sorrows: Lewis Hine at Ellis Island

Slavic Mother and Child at Ellis Island – 1905

The woman in the background carries her baggage in typical peasant fashion. The identification tag on her chest is the first touch of American civilization. Photo-study by Lewis W. Hine

The woman in the background carries her baggage in typical peasant fashion. The identification tag on her chest is the first touch of American civilization. Photo-study by Lewis W. Hine

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