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Progressive Era to New Era
Immigrants in the Progressive and New Eras
Photos and Films of Immigration

The following photographs depict, in brief, some of the sights that immigrants to the United States may have seen or experienced on their arrival here during the Progressive Era. The films show immigrants landing in the U.S., and a street scene from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. What can you infer from these materials about the immigrant experience?

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New York Harbor

New York Harbor, ca. 1900-1920

Ellis Island

Ellis Island from Afar, ca. 1905

arriving at Ellis Island

Arriving at Ellis Island, ca. 1910-1920

Inspection Room

Ellis Island Inspection Room, ca. 1900-1915

Italian neighborhood

Italian Neighborhood, ca. 1900-1910

attic home

Family in Attic Home, ca. 1900-1910

Lower East Side

"Move On", 1903

Lower East Side

Arrival of Immigrants, Ellis Island, 1906


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Click on the photographs to view a larger image. View more images from Detroit Publishing Company . Find additional films in Life of a City: New York, 1898-1906. Use your browser's Back Button to return to this point.