Saturday, June 11, 2005

Ellis Island Portraits, Augustus F Sherman

Last week the Sunday Telegraph picked up on Augustus F Sherman's portraits of arrivals at Ellis Island, and paired them with four Ellis Island Stories from Peter Morton Coan's Ellis Island Interviews. The portraits will form the centrepiece of an exhibition in New York this summer, and in 2007, in Liverpool. PBS collates links to Ellis Island resources here, further images can be found here, here and, yes, here, and it's possible to search passenger records of the more than 20 million who passed through Ellis Island here. And a reminder of a different kind of immigration policy. Link [to Vanity Fair's slideshow of the same portraits]

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