Many immigrants passing through Ellis Island on the way to a new life in the US were photographed by Augustus Sherman, chief registry clerk from 1892 until 1925. Here are a selection of his pictures, currently housed in New York Public Library.
Posted on 16/04/2016
1. Romanian woman, date unknown
2. Italian woman, date unknown
3. Girl from Alsace Lorraine, 1906
4. Ruthenian woman, 1906
5. Girl from Rättvik, province of Dalarna, Sweden, date unknown