Sami children at Ellis Island, USA

A family of seven sons and one daughter, Ellis Island

Two immigrant Dutch children arrive on Ellis Island, 1907

Lewis Wickes Hine - Mona Lisa visits Ellis Island, Italian immigrant mother with child, 1905

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Ellis Island immigrant

Italian family looking for baggage, Ellis Island NY 1905; NYPL Digital Gallery

Arriving at Ellis Island

Slave master's children conceived by slaves posed for Porch Portrait in Georgia in 1859.

New York circa 1905. Coney Island - Luna Park promenade.

This was a practice where the mother, often disguised or hiding, often under a spread, holds her baby tightly for the photographer to insure a sharply focused image.’ - The Hidden Mother

1945. Pictures like these were published in newspapers after the war, to help locate surviving relatives.

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The first Statue of Liberty given to the US by France was a Black woman that the US turned down so France replaced that one with the version currently in New York harbor. This Black Lady Liberty also made by France is found on the Island of St. Martin.

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Immigrants at Ellis Island.

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Now that we've arrived...Ellis Island