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A Slovak woman and child. Portraits from Ellis Island, Augustus Sherman.

What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island

[Slovak woman and children.] Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division. See more information about this image and others at NYPL Digital Gallery.

Ellis Island, Slovakian Women, by Augustus Sherman

Images taken by amateur photographer Augustus Sherman who worked as the Chief Registry Clerk on Ellis Island from 1892 until