Images of Ellis Island

Uncle Sam, host. Immigrants being served a free meal at Elli...

Immigrants being served a free meal at Ellis Island.. Levick, Edwin — Photographer. 1902-1913

The New York Public Library has a Flickr album of images of immigrants coming through Ellis Island at the turn of the century: Ellis Island Photographs.

My mother’s father Samuel came through Ellis Island in 1904 when he was 15 years old. He was the first in his family to come to the United States from Europe and over the next ten years he brought his eight siblings and his parents to the U.S. All of them are in this picture at the burial of his mother at Mt. Zion Cemetery in New York in 1918.

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