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A German Stowaway at Ellis Island. Although taken in 1911 this gives an idea of the types of tattoos prevalent (New York Public Library)
Image Title : [German stowaway.] Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis), 1865-1925 -- Photographer Created Date :  Medium : Platinum prints Varient print reproduced in Peter Mesenhöller "Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920" (c1905) p.86 bears typed caption: Tattooed German stowaways deported May, 1911. [German stowaway.] Creator(s): ...
Ellis Island Immigrants
Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island (1892-1954). The man leaning on the counter looks identical to my cousin Robert. Almost spooky!
Immigrant family at Ellis Island.
Immigrants at Ellis Island, everyone is an immigrant in this country! !
ellis island immigrant
Immigrants in steerage (lower) on board steamship arriving at Ellis Island
ellis island immigrant photos
Immigrant Family On Ellis Island ~ New York City
Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital
Ellis Island immigrant girl from Alsace, France 1900