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Landing at Ellis IslandSelected Images of Ellis Island and Immigration, ca. 1880-1920

From the Collections of the Library of Congress

These images were selected to meet requests regularly received by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Although the Prints and Photographs Division has a considerable number of images identified as showing members of immigrant groups, the images seldom come with detailed information about the ethnicity or nationality of the people depicted, their names, or details about their arrival.

The images are presented for educational and research purposes. The Library of Congress is unaware of any restrictions on the use of the images. However, patrons who plan to publish or otherwise distribute any of the images should be aware that determination regarding the appropriate use of an image ultimately rests with the patron. The Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission for use of the images. For further information, see "Copyright and Other Restrictions ... Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image."

Photographic copies of the images may be ordered through the Library of Congress Duplication Services.

References to additional images on this subject can be found in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.


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Immigrants on Atlantic Liner
LC-USZ62-11202
Immigrants on Atlantic Liner
Waiting for Ellis Island ferry
LC-USZ62-11203
Waiting for Ellis Island ferry
Welcome to the land of freedom
LC-USZC2-1255
Welcome to the land of freedom [print showing immigrants arriving]
Landing at Ellis Island
LC-USZ62-12595
Landing at Ellis Island
Ellis Island, New York
LC-USZ62-37784
Ellis Island, New York [photographed from the water]
Awaiting examination, Ellis Island
LC-B201-5202-13
Awaiting examination, Ellis Island
Examination Hall, Ellis Island
LC-USZ62-15539
Examination Hall, Ellis Island
Eye Examination at Ellis Island
LC-USZ62-7386
Eye Examination at Ellis Island
Emigrants coming to the "land of promise."
LC-USZ62-7307
Emigrants coming to the 'land of promise.'
Immigrants at Ellis Island
LC-USZ62-26543
Immigrants at Ellis Island
Italian immigrant family at Ellis Island
LC-USZ62-67910
Italian immigrant family at Ellis Island
Four immigrants and their belongings
LC-USZC4-5584
Four immigrants and their belongings
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