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Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island: photos by Lewis Hine

These rarely seen photographs were shot by Lewis Hine, an ‘acclaimed chronicler of the era’ when countless immigrants first made it to the shores of the United States, arriving at Ellis Island. ‘The photographer was never seen as an artist by his contemporaries, but the intense humanity with which he imbued each of his subjects – an Armenian Jew fleeing persecution, a little Italian girl touching her first American penny, three generations of Slavic women smiling together – makes clear that he deserved such a title all along’.

Hope, dreams and apprehension can all be seen in the eyes of these people. Quite a powerful collection of images.

Via The Daily Mail

Welcome to America
Children playing in America
Welcome to America
Welcome to America, Baby!
A family in America
Dining at Ellis Island
Welcome to America

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