Home | Countries & Cities | Topics | Upload photo | New photos | Authors | Rate photos | Contact
Billboards and shop windows

City life - random scenes

Night views

Panoramic views

Skyscrapers

Events
September 11th, 2001

Landmarks
5th Avenue

Brooklyn Bridge

Central Park

Chrysler Building

CNN building

Empire State Building

FAO Schwarz

Flatiron Building

Jekyll and Hyde Club

Macy´s Department Store

Madame Tussauds Мuseum

MetLife Building

Metropolitan Opera Building

Monuments

Museum of Immigration

Rockefeller Center

Shops

St. Patrick´s Cathedral

Statue of Liberty

Supreme Court Building

Times Square

World Trade Center

 

New York City. Ellis Island - Immigration Museum

      Slide Show     
World Travel Photos :: USA - New York City :: New York City. Ellis Island - Immigration Museum
© Torontonian
22 Apr 2013
  buy photo Viewed: 12395
Slide Show | Leave a Comment | Send a Card | Add Photos
Ellis Island was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States. The federal immigration station opened on January 1, 1892 and was closed on November 12, 1954, but not before 12 million immigrants were inspected there by the US Bureau of Immigration. There are unsubstantiated estimates for immigrants processed there as high as 20 million. Ellis Island was one of 30 processing stations opened by the federal government. It was the major processing station for third class immigrants entering the United States in 1892; it processed 70% of all immigrants at the time. Wealthy immigrants that traveled first class and second class would get automatic entry into the United States. Those who did not travel first or second class had to pass a six second physical examination.
Today the main building houses a museum in addition to being a historic site.

Comments Leave a Comment
 
RSS 2.0
New York City. Ellis Island - Immigration Museum

New York City. Ellis Island - Immigration Museum

New York City. Ellis Island - Immigration Museum

New York City. Liberty Island

New York City. View on Manhatten

New York City

New York City. Staten Island Ferry

New York City. View on Manhatten

New York City. Ellis Island

New York City. Ellis Island

New York City

New York City. Windows Cleaning on Manhatten

New York City

New York City. Russian Tea Room

New York City. Fordham University - The Jesuit University of New York

New York City. Fordham University. School of Law Building

New York City. Fordham University. School of Law Building

New York City. Metropolitan Opera Shop




 
Home | Add photo | New photos | Policy

myworldshots.com © 1999-2017