i love looking at the new york public library's digital galleries. check out these fantastic portraits from their collection of images from ellis island taken between 1902 and 1914. really makes me wish we still dressed traditionally. isn't america beautiful?
german stowaway (!!!)
laplander children (possibly swedish)
a family of seven sons and one daughter
slovak woman and children
immigrant family looking for lost baggage
the pens at ellis ssland, main hall. these people have passed the first mental inspection