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[Dutch woman.] Digital ID: 418051. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914] Notes: Identified as 'Protestant woman from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.61. Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.

[Three Dutch women.] Digital ID: 1206548. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer Notes: Identified as 'Mother and her two daughters from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.57. Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info)

"The Scots-Irish were well-prepared for establishing settlements on the American frontier. They had endured, for more than a century life in the harsh, rugged and, in parts, hostile countryside of the north of Ireland and by the time they reached America had survived wars, sieges, famines, drought and religious persecution. They were a people certainly not deterred by the dangers they faced in their new environment, and most found the wide open spaces to their liking." - Billy Kennedy

In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from. (Photo from Holland)