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33 Beautiful Vintage Portraits Of America's Immigrant Past From Ellis Island

33 Beautiful Vintage Portraits Of America's Immigrant Past From Ellis Island: 3 boys from Scotland (the Mother Country!!!)

ellis island c1900 Do immigrants from south of America come through something like this today? I understand they would have to be willing--otherwise they cross illegally. What's changed? This is where my grandparents came to the U.S. from Europe.

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“Domestic staff with work utensils,” Charles Van Schaick, Black River Falls, 1890 According to historian Genevieve McBride, 81,000 Wisconsin women—ten percent of the state’s female population—worked outside the home in 1890. Most were immigrants or the daughters of immigrants who “worked out,” serving as maids, cooks and laundresses for wealthier households. via: Wisconsin Historical Images WHi-1919, Wisconsin Historical Society; Genevieve McBride, On Wi

1856 The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, founded in 1846, is the first state historical society funded by a state government. After immigrating to Wisconsin from Germany with husband Carl Schurz, Margarethe Meyer Schurz opens the first kindergarten in the United States in Watertown.

Wisconsin: www.facebook.com/GermanWisconsin Check out the page! Wisconsin's German Settlers (Historic Marker Erected 1996) Mequon City Hall, 11333 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, USA The oldest German settlements in Wisconsin