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Landing at Ellis Island, 1902

[Detail] Landing at Ellis Island, 1902

Lesson Intro

NOTE: This handout may be printed out for use with Port of Entry activities.

Port of Entry: Immigration

Handout 1: Analyzing Images

Name:

Class:

Image Title:

For each visual clue that you analyze, answer the following questions. You may write your answers on this handout or on another piece of paper.

  1. What is the subject of the photograph?
  2. What does the photograph reveal about its subject?
  3. Whose story is being told and whose is left untold?
  4. What is the setting for the photograph?
  5. What other details did you observe?
  6. When and where in the past do you think the photograph was taken? How can you tell?
  7. How would you describe the photographer's point of view?