Immigrants who arrive in a ship’s steerage are sent immediately to Ellis Island. Cabin passengers are examined on the ship and only those not “clearly and beyond a doubt” entitled to land are sent to the island. This photo shows a group of travelers anxiously awaiting the examination which will determine whether they may enter the land of plenty – America.
A Visual History of Mannahatta to New Amsterdam up to Present Day.
Learn about NYC’s fascinating past and explore the natural forces that shaped the environment and landscape, along with the people who would transform the “Island of Many Hills” into the greatest and most influential city in the world.
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